Did I tell you I finished my sage-green shawl at last? This is the one I made to match the one I knitted for my mother last Christmas. I liked hers so much, I wanted us to have matching shawls.
It has what we prayer shawl ladies call the "Wave Pattern."
I took my pair of pink socks along on the West Virginia trip, hoping to finish them. Not likely! I think I added about seven rows though. More importantly, I refreshed my brain on how the pattern works, after forgetting for many months.
On to this new shawl! A prayer shawl friend gave me this pattern. It's a triangular shawl, knitted in three sections. The pattern is a bit finicky and tricky, and before I made one for the prayer shawl ministry, I decided to make one for myself (or to sell), to practice the pattern. She uses Simply Soft yarn for this and recommends it. I had some Simply Soft lying around, so I used it also.
The pattern does NOT call for that alternate colored yoke. I did that myself, and did not like it. But I was afraid I didn't have enough of the dark blue yarn, and wanted to compensate with the complementary light blue somewhere. I ended up with plenty of dark blue (of course!), so it wasn't necessary. Ah well. Live and learn.
Even though I made the center panel the prescribed length, I felt it was short. Here's the pattern of the middle panel. I've been knitting long enough now that I like patterns with some difficulty in them. It keeps the brain awake while knitting.
The dark blue above; the light blue below. After finishing the shawl, I bought another skein of the light blue and started a rectangular shawl using that color, and part of the pattern design from the triangular shawl.
This is the pattern on the two "wings." I liked it a lot.
Julia models the shawl. It suits her. The back panel is attractive, and the light blue doesn't look bad.
There's a little smudge on the camera lens, but you get the idea.
I'll keep you posted on this pattern. I've started the second one -- the one for the prayer shawl group -- in a variegated Simply Soft color.