Pretty in a pink shawl

Pixie Springtime in Washington,
from Dragonfly Fibers

Pink is such a pretty color. It can bright and cheery, or soft and soothing. I particularly like the soft, soothing pinks because they go so well with my favorite earth tones.

Ribbon Tool Shawl by Carol Feller

Pinks and browns come together in a beautiful yarn from Dragonfly Fibers: Pixie, in the colorway Springtime in Washington. This gorgeous fingering-weight yarn is 100 percent Merino wool, and I have to say, the colors are wonderful together.

In Carol Feller's Ribbon Tool Shawl, the straightforward design really shows off the variegated colors in the yarn. If you look closely, you'll see that it has bits of light and dark pink, and light and dark brown.

This combo perfectly symbolizes the stunning cherry blossom bloom each spring in Washington D.C. If you've never experienced this season in D.C. you should put it on your bucket list. It's like living in a flower garden.

Beginning with a frilled cast-on that creates a picot edge, the Ribbon Tool Shawl is nearly identical on both sides. It is worked top-down in garter stitch and short-rows, then a perpendicular edging is worked along the bottom, with stitches between body and edging joined with decreases.

The shaping that Carol uses is German short-rows. I find it amazing how many ways there are to work short-rows—I like to try all of them to discover the pros and cons.

Below are directions for working German short-rows.

Carol thinks it's helpful to use a removable stitch marker to mark the position of the previous turn. This will ensure that you don't lose your position as you are working.


Are you wondering why this shawl is called the Ribbon Tool Shawl? It's because the photos shoot took place at a pottery studio, and there were ribbon tools everywhere. What's a ribbon tool? See several at right.

Want to knit the Ribbon Tool Shawl? Get the kit and cast-on! You'll get two skeins of Dragonfly Fibers Pixie yarn in Springtime in Washington and the Spring 2015 issue of Interweave Knits.

I think this scarf is really beautiful. How fun to have a burst of spring on your needles! Plus, you'll learn some new techniques while you're knitting.

Get your Ribbon Tool Shawl kit today!


P.S. What's the weather like where you are? It's sunny and about 48 degrees here in Spokane, Washington! Leave a comment and let's talk about the weather.

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