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The results of our eyelet experiment …
What better way to demonstrate the use of the Perfect Eyelet than with this lovely Late Harvest Shawl; its name inspired by the beautiful lines of a planted field. This is actually the first project I knit after several years of limited knitting. To celebrate my return, I splurged on two of my favorite yarns: Karabella Boise (50% merino, 50% cashmere) and Cascade Kid Seta (50% fine mohair, 50% silk) for the long elegant cream ruffle.
Knitting with the super soft Boise was a gift in itself and added to the delight of knitting something bigger than a swatch after so long. The simplicity of the stitch lured me into the knitting zone where time and place were suspended and my imagination was free to roam.
Determined to enjoy the pleasure of knitting again (and not sure how long it would last), I paid special attention to the details; pouring a cup of hot tea, pulling my chair a bit closer to the fire and donning my favorite scruffy but cozy sweats. Although a social knitter, I savored my alone time, husband and kids off for the day or at least part of it. I’m not sure they would have appreciated the importance of the moment to me. You would have, I know.
So what’s special about the Harvest Shawl? Not only does it use the Subtle Decrease and perfect eyelet, we also introduce a covert eyelet increase in the pattern. We’ll talk about that next week. You can get this pattern for free when you follow our blog or sign up for our mailing list on the web site. There are more photos of the shawl and the before & after eyelet swatches on our Photobucket site here.