Monday, February 6, 2012

Summer Knitting - Rock Island Shawl

The summer holidays have meant that not a lot of quilting has taken place at QOB.  During our time away, however, I did manage to get some lovely knitting done.  This year, I took the Brooklyn Tweed pattern Rock Island Shawl along on our camping holiday to knit while driving, beside the pool and in our campsite - very relaxing. 

The shawl is knitted with lace yarn and I used Madeline Tosh Lace in a gorgeous red called Vermillion bought from Eat Sleep Knit.  While I found the edging an endlessly long knit, the rest of the shawl, including the lace section in the body of the shawl knitted up remarkably easily and quickly.  By the end of the holiday I was thrilled to have finished this beautiful, featherweight shawl.

For more pictures and all the details check out my Ravelry page:

With the holidays now at an end, the kids back at school and everyone back at work, quilting has again commenced.  I will hopefully have some great quilts to show soon.  I hope everyone has had a great start to 2012 - my apologies for Happy New Year's wishes in February!


  1. Absolutely beautiful!

    What a great pattern, it might have to be added to my long list of patterns to knit!

  2. Beautiful fine-lace shawl, Karen, and the colour is just fabulous!


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