I can knit! Totally! My KNITTED Shawl of Secrets is all done, and it is totally stunning, even if I say so myself. Knitting is not as hard as it looks, if I can do it, you can do it.
- Shawl of Secrets Pattern – English Print, Dutch Print (Nederlands), Digital download on Ravelry
- Scheepjes Secret Garden yarn
- Knitting needles starter set
To make a Shawl of Secrets you need 7 balls of Secret Garden yarn and 4.5mm or 5mm knitting needles. Scheepjes Secret Garden is available from Wool Warehous (UK/Int), Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU), Love Crochet/Knitting (US), and many other Scheepjes stockists.
Shawl of Secrets
This shawl is a great pattern for beginners because the pattern is rows of knit stitches or purl stitches which then get new names, but that is all it comes down to. You increase every second row by doing a yarn over, and that’s it. The first few rows of the pattern are a bit tricky with short rows of 2 stitches which you then have to turn to pick up 7 stitches. I just cast on 7 stitches and took it from there, much easier.
I showed my knitted shawl to the knitting ladies from our bloggers group, and Tammy from Canadutch was totally happy. She just about welcomed me to the dark side and had visions of knitting tutorials. No knitting tutorials, for that I don’t feel comfortable enough at this point, but I am going to knit a bit on the side on a regular basis.
My next challenge, socks! I have always wanted to have a pair of hand knitted socks. I have loads of sock-yarn in my stash and I have invested in some thinner knitting needles for sock knitting. Now to find a nice beginner pattern. This might take a while longer than the shawl, but I will tell you more when I have knitted part of a sock, promiss.
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