summertime lori

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The Lori Shawl, my first real shawl, knit with Quince + Co. sparrow, which is Italian linen, in colorways moon + sans.  It is different to knit with linen and took some getting used to, but after months handling it, my fingers miss it.  This shawl was the most relaxing knit and easiest to take with me wherever because it is just garter stitch all the way.  It turned out to be bigger than I expected, I ended up using 6 skeins.  I made a few mistakes along the way, one little hole that I couldn’t seem to figure out how to fix, but I still absolutely love it.  It is bigger than my kitchen table so blocking it was a challenge with three little ones around, but I made a spot on my bedroom floor and it dried quickly, so we managed.  It feels so dreamy after blocking, the drape is perfect.  I could see myself knitting this pattern again in a wintery wool for sure.  I’m so thankful for this lightweight, summertime shawl and can’t wait to finally wear it!

7 thoughts on “summertime lori

  1. Martha, I love wearing scarves and shawls and tying and wearing them in different ways. They have multiple uses and appearances and truly can dress up an outfit and keeps me comfortable in winter and in air conditioning. I would LOVE to pay you to make one for me! If you’re interested, let me know! I can give you my favorite colors and leave the rest to you. I firmly believe leaving an artist the freedom to create where God leads them. Beautiful work! Jean Bryan

    1. Jean I would so treasure doing that for you!!! I can’t believe you called me an artist. 🙂 Hehe. Love it. You can email me at marthahkimball@gmail.com and tell me about how much you are wanting to spend on yarn and your favorite colors. I might have a few other questions for you, too! ❤

    1. Aww J, you get all the credit! I have thought so many times that you have so enriched my life, taking time to teach me. You’ve given me such a great gift in it, I honestly have been knitting every day since you taught me. It brings so much joy! Thank you!

  2. Found you through Ginny! Love your shawl so much! I am currently binding off Color Affection, another all-garter stitch shawl. So soothing, but I’m happy that I’m almost finished. I’m looking forward to something a teeny bit more complex!

    1. hey fellow knitter! it is so nice to finish up such a big project and be able to enjoy wearing it. I’m knitting something lacey now so it’s more complex and I’m enjoying it but definitely miss some mindless garter stitch, too. 🙂

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