Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WIP Wednesday

 I’ve been working on the Radiance shawl, and I am loving it!  I’m knitting with Malabrigo lace, and it feels so wonderful on my hands as I work.  I used it as my travel knitting because it is such a simple pattern that I can pick it up and put it away without too much worry about losing my place.  I also got a compliment on it from the airline stewardess, who thinks that the color is “very jean-friendly.”  I’m a little over 30% of the way down (The pattern will tell you in 10% increments how far along you are!  How cool is that?)

My other project is also a shawl, the Ubiquitous Kate.  It’s modeled after the shawl that Kate Middleton wore.  I love the look of ruffles, and really wanted to make something similar.  There are a couple of patterns imitating that shawl, but I really liked this one and it is free!  I had some Knitpicks Stroll Sock yarn in a beautiful dark purple color in my stash (I think I bought it for a sweater at one point), and decided to use that.  I am enjoying working on it, but it does require a little more concentration than the Radiance shawl.  Even though it’s not lace, there is a subtle zig-zag pattern made up of purls, and it’s charted.  The wrong side is really easy, however- except for a increase at each end of the row, it’s all purl stitches!  I’ve completed three repeats of the zig-zag pattern so far.

What are you working on this week?  If you’d like to see everyone else’s works-in-progress, head on over to Tami’s Amis’ Work in Progress Wednesday!

P.S.: In case anyone was wondering, it is much easier to photograph a WIP when your cat isn't trying to steal your stitch markers. Thanks, Maddie!


  1. I love the shawls.. They are super pretty. I am working on a slouchy beret for myself its coming along really well. And cats are knitting enthusiasts that's why they still tools and yarn balls they can't help it.

  2. The Raciance is looking great! Malabrigo must be such a pleasure to work with.

  3. But those stitch markers are SO TEMPTING. :-D The shawls look beautiful!

  4. Looks like my dear torti/tabby mix! IM glad you entered my blog contest for the malabrigo lace...clearly you know how to work it!!! Love your shawl.