My Favorite Shawl
|The Ojo de Dios shawl kit is now available in lovely shades of blue, green, and purple!|
I reserve the right to change my mind, but at this point, the Ojo de Dios knit shawl is my favorite. I made it in January, and it was a really fun knit. People say "fun knit" all the time, and I think it means different things to different people.
I found really enjoyed knitting the Ojo Shawl because of the three distinct parts: the triangle border, the eyelet divider section, and the short-row garter stitch top. Because it was so pleasant to knit the triangles—they were quick and colorful—I just wanted to keep on knitting! And I did. Here's a look at my triangles, and my finished shawl being blocked:
|Kathleen's triangle section of the Ojo de Dios shawl|
|The finished project, being blocked|
The photo on the bottom is distorted a bit because it's one of those iPhone panoramic shots, of which I haven't mastered. The left side is what the shawl really looks like.
I pinned out the triangles pretty aggressively, and they came out well. Lots of people added an applied I-cord edging or a single crochet edging to the triangle's bottom border—to make the triangles lie absolutely flat—but I was happy with how mine blocked out.
If you want to add a border, a good one is reverse single-crochet. I've always called this the crab stitch, but I've heard it called shrimp stitch, too. It's a nice, slightly decorative stitch that goes will with the eyelet row in the shawl, I think.
Our kit in the sunset colorway sold out, and we had lots of requests for kits in different colors. We've got a new Ojo de Dios kit in blue! So pretty. The kit comes with 6 balls of Plymouth Yarn Company's Gina in #0016, a new colorway, plus a PDF of the pattern.
Get your Ojo de Dios kit now and start knitting up my favorite shawl!