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Yarn Along – 4/22/15

April 22, 2015

Laura’s Blog Entry

I am between books at the moment, but I have a new knitting project!

I am starting Another Door Opens, a shawl pattern by Sara Bauer. She produces the Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast, which I greatly enjoy. She features knitting, some homesteading, cooking, restoration of her reproduction Chinese tea house home, with a touch of poetry and literature thrown in. Sara has a lovely and gentle style to her presentation and has the heart of a true teacher.

I chose to do a solid version of the shawl with a variegated border. I love the different textures of the sections in the shawl. They really shine in a solid.

Yarn is Manos del Uruguay Fino in color 404, Watered Silk. I will be using Noro Silk Garden Sock in color 279 for the border. I CANNOT WAIT to dip into that skein, I can tell you that.

Sometime you need something fresh on the needles. This is for a gift way later in the year. I can take my time, which is a good thing because I haven’t knit anything like this in a long time and it is taking all my concentration to count and to yarn over and to slip stitch markers. I am loving it!

Joining Ginny in her Knit Along.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. April 22, 2015 10:52 am

    What a pretty skein of Noro. I really like that pattern. I will have to add it to my Rav queue. Can’t wait t see yours finished!

  2. April 22, 2015 11:10 am

    That pattern is lovely. And I especially love the color. I am into light greens right now

  3. April 22, 2015 11:58 am

    :O That Noro is amazing! I’ve never used it before, but maybe the time is ripe to change that. How lovely. And the texture is so interesting, too. Have fun!

  4. April 22, 2015 12:16 pm

    Very jealous of your Silk Garden. I had been dreaming of a giant blanket in Silk Garden, but that’s as far as that’s going to get. Good luck with your new project!

    • April 22, 2015 12:44 pm

      Oh goodness – a blanket would be fantastic! I haven’t used it before so I am super pumped!

  5. April 22, 2015 12:42 pm

    Thanks, ladies! This was just the project to put a little spring in my knitting!

  6. April 22, 2015 2:02 pm

    Oh that pale green yarn looks so good! And I love the idea of slow and concentrated knitting – although I’m doing the opposite for a change right now 😉

  7. April 22, 2015 4:11 pm

    That’s a lovely combination of yarns you are using, it will look gorgeous. I love textured knitting 🙂

  8. April 22, 2015 7:59 pm

    Beautiful yarn and pattern!

  9. April 23, 2015 12:18 pm

    how pretty!

  10. April 23, 2015 8:04 pm

    I love the yarn that you are using. I think the variegated border will really complement the body. Beautiful.

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