My Color Affection Shawl is Finished!

It’s finished! I LOVE this shawl! I really enjoy knitting shawls but I have always wanted one that I can wrap myself up in and feel cozy and warm. This is the one and it won’t be the last. I have had such fun planning this shawl, the yarn I would use, how the colours would move through the piece and how I thought it would look when it was finished. I can’t tell you how pleased I am with it.

I know some of my readers are awaiting my response on the yarns I used, my email has crashed, I have lost all my contacts, my folders, it’s really awful, so I am going to add the yarn I used here and also on my Ravelry page as soon as I get to update it.

For the cast on I used my handspun variegated camel silk, I really enjoy the colour changes of this yarn, you can see it in the above photo,  with the thick bands of colour at the top. I had to choose colours for the stripes that would flow throughout the entire shawl, I decided to use soft brushed kid Mohair in a solid lime green and lilac. Now these three skeins of yarn would be alternated and eventually become short rows joining the top half of the garment. After all the rows had been repeated and there were well over 450 stitches on the shawl, I had to knit the border. I chose a deep purple for this as I thought it would bring the whole piece together, you will be able to see it in the photo of the shawl on the grass.

Oh and sorry about the shiny photos, the sky is completely overcast this morning and is creating havoc with the lighting:)

Hope you have a wonderful week.

We are holding all the families near and in the path of hurricane Sandy in the USA in our thoughts and prayers, please stay safe.

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39 Responses to My Color Affection Shawl is Finished!

  1. Alessandra October 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    really beautiful!!!
    xxx Alessandra

    • Linda October 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

      Thank you Alessandra:)

  2. Rachel October 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    It is simply gorgeous! I can’t wait to knit beautiful things like this!

    • Linda October 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

      Thank you so much Rachel:)

  3. Sue October 29, 2012 at 1:46 pm #


  4. Eileen October 29, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Oh Linda, that is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us. I just love all your colors and I like how you said you finally have a shawl to wrap around yourself. A big giant hug for you.
    Thank you also for the well wishes on those of us on the path of Hurricane Sandy. Here I sit on Cape Cod awaiting the wind and rain and keeping my knitting needles close by. eileen

    • Linda October 29, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

      Thanks Eileen! Oh I do hope you are going to be ok, the thought of a hurricane coming must be frightening, do take care.

      The shawl does feel like a giant hug:)

      Happy knitting


  5. Gracey October 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    It is the most colorful bright affection shawl I’ve seen so far! I love it! Lots of people had them at Stitches and Rhinebeck…although I was stalking a Stephen West shawl…

  6. alexis October 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Lovely just lovely! I am curious how you created the “rainbow” effect…in opposing directions. Was it two separate pieces joined together?

    • Linda October 29, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

      Hi Alexis, thanks so much. The rows coming across from the left are short rows and they join onto the other knitting from there. It is a very clever pattern, I will be making another one soon:)

  7. Victoria October 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Glorious. I could wrap myself up in it now. Love the colours. x

  8. eidolons October 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    It turned out so lovely! Great job, Linda! (:

    • Linda October 29, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

      Thanks so much Melissa xo

  9. Natalie October 29, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    It’s wonderful. It really is one of the most beautiful shawls I have seen in a long long time. I haven’t made a shawl yet – I think this one might be just the inspiration I need to get started on one of my own. Thanks for sharing.

    • Linda October 29, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

      Thank you Natalie:) You will really enjoy it.

  10. Lisa October 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    So beautiful!!!!!

  11. Tracey October 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    It’s really beautiful Linda and now I want to cast one on too! I am going to have to wait until after I finish my Christmas knitting though as I have a lot on the needles right now.
    I am so sorry about your email and hope you can get everything back to normal soon with limited trouble.

    • Linda October 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

      Thank so much Tracey xo

  12. Alice October 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    absolutely stunningly beautiful. I;ve got this pattern printed out and waiting to be knitted, I must say yours is the one I like most of all.
    Enjoy, it looks so cuddly and thank you for the inspiration!

  13. Lynn October 29, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Oh my! Linda you are remarkable!! I would love to have just a smidge of your
    amazing talent. Soooo pretty!

  14. Claudia October 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm #


  15. Lori October 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    GORGEOUS! Really breathtaking…

  16. chelsey~ buggy & buddy October 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    It turned out so gorgeous!!!! I want to wrap myself up in it~ looks so cozy!

  17. Barbara Szatkiewicz October 29, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    It is beautiful. I love the choice of yarn. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Clare October 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    Linda this is just stunning, I really love the colour combination. (Knitsforklipskaap)

  19. Sarah October 30, 2012 at 12:26 am #


  20. Cirila Cerilo October 30, 2012 at 1:49 am #

    wow, that is so beautiful! you are so creative and such a great knitter. it looks awesome on you.

  21. Pam Gardner October 30, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    it is beautiful-I adore the colors

  22. Pam October 30, 2012 at 2:51 am #

    Beautiful! Beautiful!

  23. nancy October 30, 2012 at 3:45 am #

    Simply wonderful!

  24. Kim October 30, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    That is stunning and looks soft and warm enough to snuggle a little’un underneath too.Thinking of my 10 yr old !so I am inspired to make it my next project though mine will be very inferior due to my novice skills. !!x

  25. Jenni October 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Stunning Linda!

  26. Kristy October 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    wow. that’s pretty impressive! 🙂

  27. Angela October 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    So beautiful! Well done!!

  28. Deborah October 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    Your shawl is beautiful, and your pictures are great.

  29. JenMun(a) October 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    oh wow, this is so incredibly beautiful Linda! wish I could call one my own!..think I must try ist!;)

  30. Janet R October 30, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    I’m crazy about the shawl – the asymmetry makes it SO interesting! You know something is artistic when your eyes continually move across the object to keep taking it in! I would love to try this pattern; I wonder if I could choose colors that would flow like yours. Gorgeous!

  31. K November 5, 2012 at 6:02 am #

    The shawl is almost as lovely and comforting as you are. It gives me great pleasure to see you wrapped up safely and happily in such soft color!. Much LOVE!

  32. Ellen February 20, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    I follow your blog and love LOVE your work. Your so creative! And Happy Birthday!

    I do have a question for you?

    I see the affection shawl you knitted. I have been to the links you provided for it, and can’t seem to find the shawl pattern in English on Ravelry.! I want to knit this for my Mom who turns 91 this april, so I had better get cracking.! Any help on where to find the pattern in English? Thank you kindly.


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