I wasn’t planning on knitting yet another lace scarf but @kariebookish tweeted about her fabulous new shawl. What made me read the whole post and then realize that I too had to cast on for this lovely shawl was the lovely, lovely blue colour and the fact that she had overdyed the yarn with cake paste colouring!
Reasons why the Echo Flower Shawl is such a succes:
- I learnt something new (nupps & 3into9)
- The pattern is charted
- The instructions are very well written
- It’s pretty
- It was a stashbuster
- The bottom of the triangular scarf is not pointed so it gives the scarf a rounded finish
I knit very loosely
I knit the nupps extremely loosely
I substituted the garter border stitches with a 4-stitch icord. It’s prettier and it’s tighter so it gives the scarf a nice shape.
The pattern is free via Ravelry (if you’re a knitter and not a member of Ravelry do sign up now!)
Size before blocking:
Size after blocking:
I have not (yet) dyed the shawl. Might do it, might not. The white colour is a nice contrast to all my black clothes.
Oh, and I named the scarf Echo-echo as this is actually the second attempt because I didn’t actually read all the very well written directions while knitting the first Echo and ended up with something more like a hood than a scarf.
So does unravelling.
But hey, I like knitting, so I just knitted it again!