May 3, 2012/Julie

KNIT IT: Princess Shawlette

Princess Shawlette

It was almost starting to look like my knitting needles and I were on the outs with all these sewing posts! I haven’t shared  any knitting projects in a while so today, I bring you “Princess.” You may bow or curtsy if you feel so inclined.

So, I’m chuckling as I write this because I have spent weeks with this knitting pattern and it was only today, as I sat down to write about it, that I realized that the name of the shawl I had been knitting (and am now wearing) is “Princess.” The pattern designer surely named it this way because she was designing a shawl for her daugther. Who is 4 years old.

But, I wasn’t going to let a little thing like age (er, size) get in my way of enjoying this beautiful shawl shawlette for myself. I could handle it being smaller on me because I don’t normally wear shawls. I’m a kerchief kinda gal. I’m also not a “princess” kinda gal which is why the pattern name is making me laugh. Well, that, and the fact that I make myself children’s clothes. I know ”Princess” as a term of endearment. For 4 year olds. But, in my household even when I was four years old, I was “Julie Bean” or “Punkin.” No “Princess” here! Well, maybe.  . .

All that said, I love how this shawlette turned out. The pattern calls for Spud & Chloe Fine yarn, which I used in Red Hot. For the picot edging at the bottom, I substituted yarns and used Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk yarn in Sapphire. The silk in both yarns created a beautiful drape for my shawlette. And, it turned out to be the perfect size. For me. A grown up!

The “Princess” knitting pattern is available for free over on Petite Purls right here. As you can see, it’s fabulous for little kids and big “kids”.

And, the yarn and knitting needles are available for purchase in the Home Made shop!

Update 5/16/12:  Knit Circus has a great tutorial for helping you start the shawlette using the garter tab cast-on. You can find that right over here. (:

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