#MakersWednesday: Spooky Shawl Knitting

Posted By on Oct 14, 2015 in Handmade Love and Inspiration


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This year I’ve been wanting to knit a Halloween-themed shawl. I considered Going Batty for a while, but I decided maybe that was TOO specific (and plus, I already own an orange-and-black striped shawl that someone else knitted for me, so how many overt Halloween shawls does one girl need, right?).

So I went out looking for a pattern that would be a subtle nod to Halloween, to go along with a skein of Socks That Rock Lightweight in the “Count Cluckula” colorway that I had in my stash.

I decided to “shop” in my Ravelry library, because I have a bunch of patterns there, and I’ve already paid for them! In doing that I came upon the Wilhelmina Shawlette, from the first book in the What Would Madame DeFarge Knit? series. I’m excited because now both my yarn and pattern are a nod to Dracula, a very Halloween-appropriate theme. Plus, I get to knit a gorgeous pattern from a book published by a friend of mine that’s full of literary-inspired patterns & essays, so that makes me very happy.

I finished the first repeat so far, so this is my progress:

So … what are YOU working on this week? Share it with us in the comments, or tag it with #MakersWednesday on social media!

 

 

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