Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dropped stitch shawl

Feeling adventurous I started on a new knitting project. It had to be simple as I am a beginner knitter and I knit while watching the TV. I'm not too keen on counting rows and stitches so the pattern for the dropped stitch shawl appealed to me. Basically its a large rectangle knitted in stocking stitch. Simple.

The only complications are the casting on and off which must be very loose, one row where you drop the stitches to form the final pattern and using three different types of yarn and changing yarn type each row. None of it is hard - hey, if I can do it anyone can.

The most tedious part is pulling all the dropped stitches. The result is worth it. My shawl is light, lacy, warm and looks much more complicated than it is. Now for the next project - learning to crochet.