Wednesday, October 10, 2007
When I was at the Fiber Festival last weekend one booth had these really cool looking shawls. I'm calling them Angel Shawls because they were so light and airy. They were knit in stocking knit with a lace weight mohair combined with a bulky weight wool and done on big needles. The end result was so pretty I had to experiment as soon as I got home. That night I went to my stash and casted on…One trick is to knit these on straight needles. I guess the mohair stitches 'collapse' and get stuck on circulars. Then I had a trick of my own - to keep the 65 stitches from falling off the end of my needles. I cut up some scrap cardboard, punched a hole in them and slid them onto my 17s. So far so good - my stitches are staying put!Thanks Mary Turak of the Yarn Shop in Glen Arbor (wish I had a link for her) for explaining how you did these pretty shawls!