Friday, June 6, 2008

Going in Circles With Circular Shawls

I enjoy knitting on flexible knitting needles, especially the Addi Turbo needles, and my favorite thing to knit with them is a circular shawl.

I started in the center with eight stitches on double-pointed needles, size 10 1/2, using Paton's Merino Wool. I decided to use an invisible increase in a spiral pattern and include repeats of Cat's Paw as I had room for them. When I was ready for the lace border I increased enough stitches on the round before I began the lace to keep from having to increase every other row as I did in the center. I finished off with a lace border knitted sideways.

As you can see, Baby Sarah enjoyed the shawl as much as I do.
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