FO – Stars on the rainbow shawl

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As a reaction of the FO from last week, I wanted a big shawl with bright colors. A more me-like shawl :-) I’ve found this gorgeous yarn at the Zauberwiese-meeting and felt immediately in love with it. And I knew what I want to knit with.

To show off the lovely colors I’ve choose a simple stockinette triangle shawl. To adjust the shawl to the length of the yarn I’ve knitted the shawl top down. I didn’t want to have any leftovers of that beautiful yarn. But only stockinette it’s of course too boring. So I’ve put some stars on the rainbow.

stars on the rainbow - starsI’ve learned this stitch pattern at Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago. “2 into 2” is a simple stitch and has a great effect. You decrease two stitches and in the same stitch you increase two stitches.

  • Row 1 (RS): You knit 2 stitches together (k2tog), but leave the two stitches on the left needle. Then you knit these 2 sts through the back loop together (k2tbltog) and slip it off the left needle. I’ve found here a video to show it to you better.
  • Row 2 (WS): purl all stitches.
  • Row 3 (RS): k1, 2 into 2 sts. (You shift the stitch pattern about one stitch).
  • Row 4 (WS) as row 2.

Of course you can do it with more stitches. 3 into 3, 4 into 4 and so on. The more stitches you de- and increase the produced fabric gets denser.

stars on the rainbow - edge 3I ripped the shawl three times as I ended up with not enough yarn because the stars pattern takes more yarn than plain stockinette stitches. But now I’m satisfied and happy with it. Tuesday morning I was even too late for work just because I had to block it after finished it Monday night. I’m addicted, I know…

7 Responses

  1. britney
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    Beautifully knit, using stockinette to let the color do its thing was definitely a good call.

    • donnarossa
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      Thank you. I wanted a simple pattern so that the color comes to bear. So I chose plain stockinette, because I don’t like garter stitch :-)

  2. kristieinbc
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    What a beautiful shawl! I love the rainbow colours. Well done!

    • donnarossa
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      It was quite unfamiliar to knit with such a colorful yarn, but I love the result.

  3. Beth
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    Lovely shawl, great job! Thanks for sharing.

    • donnarossa
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      Thank you. At first I was unsure if I should really buy such a skein and what to do with them, but now I’m just happy.

  4. Phil
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    Absolutely stunning shawl. I love the yarn, and I love your knitting.

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