Wednesday, February 1, 2012

198 yards of Heaven

198 yards of Heaven
That's the name of this shawl I just completed last night.
I joined a group on Ravelry  called Dozen Shawls in 20dozen. It is a great group! Each month in this year they are doing a shawl. In January they picked an advanced pattern and a beginner pattern. I choose the beginner pattern since it was only my second shawl.
I made it with Cascade 220 Superwash. The color is Lake Chelan Heather.
I enjoyed knitting this shawl, but I do wish I had used bigger needles. I tend to knit tight and even though I did 3 1/2 repeats of the pattern when it called for 2 1/2 repeats it is still rather small. More of a shawlette.

And I am still amazed at what happens when you block it! It really transforms the whole shawl!
Here is a picture of it before I blocked it. It measured 28 inches across the top.

And here is the same shawl after a warm bath and towel dry. I have aggressively blocked it with T pins as instructed in the pattern. It now measures 49 inches across the top!! Amazing!!

This month (February) there are 4 different shawls to chose from at the Ravelry dozen shawls in 20dozen . I have picked another beginner one called Garden View. I will be casting on tonight!

Not sure I will be able to get 12 shawls done in 12 months, but I am sure going to try!
How wants to join me? All the patterns are free and there is an incredible amount of help on the Ravelry site.


  1. Wow, Marie--that's just awesome! You are quite the knitter! Great job!

  2. Thank you both!! It looks much harder than it really was!

  3. Hey, that shawl is beautiful! and so is your dog :) Thanks for the plug too, I am so happy so many have joined the group <3

  4. Thanks EskimoPam! That group is awesome! Can't believe how it is growing! I just love going on there. Just wish I had more time to knit, so many lovely shawls and so little time.

  5. Beautiful! Not what I would have thought would be a 'beginner' project! Looks great!