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My First Shawlette - Knitting Project

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Hey StashBustArmy and other knitterly friends! I wanted to share my first completed shawlette, a gift I made myself to wear in New York City for this year's World AIDS Day event I attended at the UN with Hairdressers Against AIDS.

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It's a classic triangle-shaped shawlette with an eyelet lace pattern that I improvised. I should eventually look up what this lace pattern is called, since I'm sure there's a pretty name for it somewhere. It's essentially a k2tog, yo row, a purl row, a sl 1, k1 row, then another purl row. Anyone know what it's called?

I also love how the eyelet increases give a spine to the center of the shawl. I continued the yarn-over eyelets along all the edges, too. Eventually I'd love to make a plain shawl with the eyelet edges, and weave a bright ribbon through the edges and center spine.

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The shawlette is just long enough to add a little warmth, or as a cover for a strapless or spaghetti-strap dress.

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It also makes a great chunky scarf with extra coverage, and also has the possibility to provide face coverage on a rainy or windy day.

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Next time, I'd love to make one of these in a larger scale. I'd love a big, long shawl in this style that I can completely engulf myself in.

By the way, I made this in Blue Sky Alpaca's Organic Bulky Cotton in the colorway Tomato on size 8 needles.

What do you think? I love having this piece as a new accessory for the upcoming chilly months.

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