Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Germinate Shawl :: A Finished Knit

Germinate Shawl - Red Pepper Quilts. Pattern by Kirsten Kapur
Germinate Shawl 
Last week was a busy week at RPQ HQ. My daughter celebrated a big birthday and it has been a week of festivities. Parties at my house also mean packing up all of my sewing paraphernalia - I don't have a sewing room as such (although if you were to ask my family I am sure they would tell you that the entire house is my sewing room. Ha! No, no, not true!) Anyway, packing up, stash tidying and de-threading everything was absolutely worth it, and now that it is a new week I am starting with a clean and tidy workspace.

Germinate Shawl - Red Pepper Quilts. Pattern by Kirsten Kapur

In the mean time - while I get back into my sewing groove - I will share with you my finished knit project.

Germinate Shawl - Red Pepper Quilts. Pattern by Kirsten Kapur

Germinate Shawl - Red Pepper Quilts

Stripes and lace! Germinate Shawl is a lace shawl design by Kirsten Kapur which offers both opportunity for color play as well as trying your hand at some simple lace knitting. The lace sections look impressive and deceptively complicated but the rows/pattern repeat and the stitches are simple. 

Germinate Shawl - Red Pepper Quilts

The Yarn: Madeline Tosh Merino Light in Clover, 
Grasshopper and Silver Fox

Germinate Shawl - Red Pepper Quilts

This yarn! Still my favorite ~ Madeline Tosh Merino Light ~ a hand dyed single-ply fingering weight yarn in 100% superwash merino wool. The yarn is super soft and squishy, and comes in such a wonderful range of colors (although I believe that the Clover colorway has now been discontinued). Lovely yarn to work with and even more lovely to wear!

Germinate Shawl - Red Pepper Quilts




For more pictures and details (including pattern links) of the Germinate Shawl check out my Ravelry page:

Thank you for stopping by!
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
More completed knitting projects.
Madeline Tosh Merino Light Yarn from the Loopy Ewe

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28 comments:

  1. Oh, I am a Knitter with a capital "K," so this project just makes me swoon. Love, love, love quilts, but knitting is holds a spot very dear in my heart. Your shawl is gorgeous. Stripes & lace! I'm totally excited about that! I think a new add to my Rav queue is in order...thanks for sharing!

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  2. You did a great job! I'm really impressed of peoplethat can do this.

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  3. I love your scarves and shawls. You will get some wear out of this in the next few months In Melbourne!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful shawl, Rita! I love the way you used the colors. And, you always have such great photography!

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  5. stunning! The stripes & lace together blend beautifully, and to me, a non knitter, it certainly looks complicated! Linda

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  6. such a beautiful shawl and the colours work so well together, the lacy look is very effective

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  7. How beautiful, super clever you.

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  8. Beautiful.
    Happy Birthday to your daughter

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  9. wow that is just beautiful - so talented to knit and sew :)

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  10. This is stunning! I wish I could knit :)

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  11. Pretty!! It's fun to read about other houses where threads and fabric fill each room in the house

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  12. Makes me want to learn to knit......

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  13. You are amazing. Your knitting is as beautiful as your quilts. I have done simple knitting and I know just enough to know how complicated this would be to do. What a treat to get something on your website this morning. I always look forward to your regular postings.

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  14. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Between your sewing and knitting your finger must be in constant motion. Beautiful work and thank you for sharing!

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  15. WOW! That is beautiful!

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  16. I agree-wow-this is so beautiful! what a lovely pattern and I love those colors-just so pretty

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  17. just beautiful ... what else can i say?

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  18. Happy belated birthday to your daughter, Rita! She sure is a lucky girl. What a gorgeous shawl. I imagine the big sewing area clean up would have been a lot of work. Nice to have a fresh slate for your next project!

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  19. Just wonderful.. wish I could knit like this :)
    Smiles :)

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  20. Wow, love it! Those colours are amazing together!

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  21. This is just so beautiful! I am a teensy bit jealous you are talented in both the quilting and knitting department! Happy birthday to your daughter!

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  22. Thats the most beautiful shawl I've ever seen !! Stunning !! :)

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  23. Beautiful! You are very talented. Thanks for sharing.

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