The Shaelyn Shawl is a relatively new pattern and is sure to be popular this season because it is an easy and quick knit with stunning results. But why have the same shawl as everyone else? Instead break a few rules and have a shawl that is uniquely your own. Here's a few ideas on adjusting this or an any lace pattern to better suit your personal style.
The conventional thinking is that lace shawls should be knit in a solid colored yarn. But knitting in a solid color is boring so go ahead and use a variegated color.
What if the pattern recommends a sport weight yarn? Why limit yourself. If you find a yarn you like in a different weight go ahead and try it. I'm using a worsted weight yarn; I always say in for a penny in for a pound.
Particulars: Shaelyn Shawl by Leila Raabe; 3 skeins Jade Sapphire 6 ply cashmere (20 grams left over) and a small amount of Noro Retro for the bind off; US 9 circular needles. Modifications: none other than yarn weight substitution. I followed the pattern alternate version to purl 2 together instead of knit 2 together in all lace section. For the loose BO I used my favorite BO which is k 2 transfer those 2 stitches back to left needle and k2TB then k1 repeating until last stitch.
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Until next time, be well and love well and enjoy the change in season. Wrap yourself in a cozy shawl and go out and experience all the wonderful colors, flavors and decorations that make this such a fun and special time of year!