How are your Holden shawls coming along? I’m really loving this pattern so far!
In case you’re just joining us, we’re working on a little Knit-Along (KAL) for the free Holden Shawlette pattern by Craftsy designer member Mindy Wilkes. If you’d like to knit along with us, download the free pattern and join on in! Want to read all of the Holden Knit-Along blog posts?
I’m still deep in the stockinette section of the shawl, with about 149 stitches on the needle. So far, so good! I love how my Lorna’s Laces Solemate (color: Franklin’s Panopticon) is knitting up! Here’s another gratuitous yarn pic:
This type of shawl construction is interesting, because as I’m knitting, it looks like the garter-stitch edge of the shawl is taking on a U-shape. After the shawl is off the needles, this is the edge that will be blocked straight and will become the TOP edge of the shawl.
Here’s a cool FO pic of this shawl, knit by Craftsyer Wrenknits.
Click on the pic above to see more detail shots and to read Wrenknits’s thoughts on the pattern.
If you find that you’re having a difficult time following along with the pattern, we’ve got a great new course taught by the fabulous designer Laura Nelkin, called Knit This! Mastering Lace Shawls. An active knitwear designer, blogger, and workshop leader, Laura is the ideal guide for every stage of your lace knitting adventure, from learning to choose yarn and knit borders and edges, to reading multiple charts at once.
What yarns are you using to knit your shawls? How are you liking the pattern? How far along are you? Comment below and give us an update! AND, if you’re knitting along, go ahead and create a Craftsy Project for your shawls so that we can see pics!
You can start out with progress pics and add the “money shot” later. Here’s my Late Summer Holden Shawlette.