Tuesday, 9 June 2015

My Canopy Shawl

Blogging and sewing has been a bit meh! at the moment, I've really struggled to get my sewjo and blogjo going recently! But I have been furiously knitting every chance I've got.
And this is what I have to show for it
The most cosiest, softest, largest shawl I've made, which also happens to be the hardest shawl to photograph too!!!
I started this shawl back in April, while on our Easter holiday and have slowly ploughed away at it and can honestly say I have really enjoyed knitting it.
The pattern was written in both written instructions and chart form, which for me was brilliant as I'm not a great chart follower, my eye wanders from one line to the next. I find that written instructions are easier to pickup from, when I have to drop the knitting and deal with real life.
Instead of the three repeats of pattern I decided to go big and added another repeat, which made it massive, but perfectly massive!! A real proper shawl.
I was petrified of the applied border, but after watching this You Tube video, it was actually really easy peasy and gives a really different finish.

The Details:

Size - 200cm wide x 100cm long

That is my third shawl of the year finished and I can't wait to get wearing it, if I keep it for myself and not as a present.
Oh what to do...
Be selfish or not.....And the irony was not lost on me that I finished the largest shawl l've made on the hottest day we've had so far!!! 

A small note, there is only one shawl, but the photos have come out in two different purples, it is the hardest colour to capture!!! 


  1. There is just one word to describe your shawl; beautiful.

  2. Lovely shawl and lovely colour. I think I would keep it unless I knew someone who could be trusted to really appreciate and look after it.

  3. It is stunning Joanne, don't keep it send it to me! When I see knitted things like this I do wish I could knit!

  4. I totally understand why you are so proud of and happy with your creation, it is Beautiful. (Yes, keep it for yourself!) greetings, Annasoer :)

  5. Stunning shawl! I hadn't realised how big it was before seeing this post! You should definitely keep it for yourself! Best wishes, Paula x

  6. It's exquisite! Roll on the cold weather so you can wear it!


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