Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Knitting on Auto Pilot: Fingering-Weight Lace Shawl

Oops. I knitted this shawl before the cold weather crept in, but I forgot to post photos of it.

After working on lots of projects that required paying close attention to the pattern and instructions, I needed something I could knit on auto pilot. With increases only on the edges and in the middle, this shawl fit the bill.


I love this pattern because you can memorize it, then work on it without ever referring to the pattern. I just knit until I ran out of a color, attached a new skein, and kept on knitting.

Pattern: Basic shawl pattern from the Knitty and Color kit I bought at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair
Yarn: Knitty and Color, a small yarn company based in Georgia


 
The kit had two color palettes and sizes to choose from, and I made the smaller of the two shawls. I'll probably end up wearing it more like a scarf than a shawl.
 
 
It feels good to work on something that's not too complicated. It was so easy that I even wrote a post for Craftsy about knitting without looking at the stitches, inspired by this very shawl.
 
What kind of patterns do you knit on auto-pilot?


1 comment:

  1. I knit dishcloths and basic socks on auto pilot--this gorgeous shawl makes me feel like I need to up my game!

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