Thursday, January 26, 2012

Another Shawl from 2011

The final shawl I knit in 2011---shawl #24, counting only those shawls started and finished in 2011---was the Flambe Shawl by Michelle Miller, a.k.a.  Fickle Knitter. This shawl is a fast, fun knit, and the result is gorgeous. (As always, click on any photo to enlarge.)

My Flambe Shawl was knit with one skein of Dream in Color Starry in the Honey- moon colorway. I love the added sparkle that Starry brings to this shawl, as shown in the photo at right. (I hope everyone's browser shows the shimmery aspect of this yarn.) I started the shawl on 11 December and finished on 18 December.

As with many of Ms. Miller's shawls, the body is knit first, then the edging is knit on. The resulting shawl, shown at right, is lovely.

I haven't worn my Flambe Shawl yet, but I'm looking forward to doing so.

I still have one shawl and one jacket from 2011 to block. Readers of this blog have no doubt guessed that the actual knitting appeals to me more than blocking or finishing. Partly the delay in blocking these two garments was due to the holidays, when I put away my blocking boards, my swift, and my ball winder. But partly it has been due to my interest in knitting new projects, particularly a modified cardigan version of Alice Starmore's Na Craga. More about that later.

Happy knitting!



  1. I have this pattern and hope to start it soon. If I have any problems I know who to contact.

    As usual lovely work.

  2. Thanks, Kathy! I'm sure you'll love your Flambe as much as I like mine.

  3. My friend just went to TNNA with Michelle Miller! She did say that her shawl designs were lovely, and yours demonstrates that quite nicely. Beautiful yarn choice!

  4. JayJay, I've knit several of Michelle's shawls, and all of them are lovely! I've never met Michelle, but I'd like to someday.

    I was concerned the Dream in Color Starry might be too much, but I think it adds a touch of elegance.


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