Yarn Along

Oaklet Shawl

Oaklet Shawl1

Oaklet Shawl2

Oaklet Shawl3

I went to visit my friend Joan this afternoon for tea and homemade biscuits, all the children played and I wound this gorgeous skein of yarn into a ball. I love winding yarn, it gives me a chance to really think about the project that I’m about to start knitting and to connect with it, so to speak. As the yarn moves through my fingers with each new wrap around the steadily growing ball, I can visualise the completed project and the different stitch techniques involved throughout the pattern…

I bought this wonderful yarn from A Stash Addict a little while ago and didn’t really have any idea what I was going to knit with it. Today, while searching Ravelry for shawl patterns, I found the Oaklet Shawl pattern and loved it instantly. I felt that this yarn would be perfect!

I’ve wound all 437 yards into a ball, already cast on and I’m thrilled with the pattern and colourway that’s emerging so far.

Joining with Ginny.

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20 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. Kara @SimpleKids.net February 27, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    Wow, what gorgeous yarn! I’ll have to go have a peek at the Oaklet shawl on Ravelry now … (you enabler, you ha ha!) :-)

    Best wishes!

    • Linda February 28, 2013 at 7:50 am #

      I’m really enjoying knitting it :)

  2. dana craft February 27, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    dear linda, this yarn is truly gorgeous! i’m curious how your shawl turns out with these coulours ☺
    regards, dana

  3. Joseph February 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

    That is some beautiful yarn! And a great pattern to pair it with…

    Good luck with the rat — that’s a terrible thing to go through. Even when it’s over — you are forever wondering if you’re catching a slight Eau du Rat!

    • Linda February 28, 2013 at 7:51 am #

      I know, Daniella is an amazing yarn dyer, thanks about the rat, the smell has almost gone now thank goodness:)

  4. Taryn Oakley February 28, 2013 at 12:20 am #

    beautiful yarn! this week i am knitting your fox pattern…. ;)

    • Linda February 28, 2013 at 7:52 am #

      Oooh, I can’t wait to see him, please post a photo on the Mamma4earth Ravelry group:)

  5. Heather February 28, 2013 at 12:22 am #

    What beautiful yarn. I have a swift and ball winder, but find myself repeatedly winding my skeins into balls by hand.

  6. Andrea February 28, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    Looks great already! That pattern is on my “must knit” list :)

  7. Kate February 28, 2013 at 3:25 am #

    I love the Oaklet. I knit it for my mom and it’s a fun knit. Yours will be beautiful with that yarn.

  8. KC February 28, 2013 at 7:15 am #

    Lovely! I must ask where you got your stitch markers?

    • Linda February 28, 2013 at 7:53 am #

      My daughters make them:)

  9. KC February 28, 2013 at 7:15 am #

    Lovely! I must ask where you got your stitch markers?

  10. Paola Santini February 28, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Il colore del filato è fantastico, sono curiosa di vedere lo scialle finito!
    Ciao Paola

  11. Kel February 28, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    The colours are beautiful, I bet it will make a gorgeous shawl :)

  12. lori February 28, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    oh so pretty linda, what a sweet little shawl that will be. i have that pattern saved too, i think i will make it also! i’m so happy you reminded me. happy knitting!

  13. Kate/Massachusetts February 28, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    That is gorgeous yarn and I think it will make for a very beautiful shawl!

  14. ~ joey ~ February 28, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    Gorgeous yarn! I always hope to find a yarn like that in a wool and acrylic free blend as I’m allergic but the colours are never so rich as they are with wool.
    ~ joey ~

  15. outdoors blogger March 1, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    love the yarn!

  16. Woolies March 2, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    I love that yarn! Didn’t see it on stash addict, going to look again! I might have to have some! :)

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