Knitting is a great hobby to take up. It has become something of an acquired taste for me. Just like my sewing, I am not a fan of structured patterns and I also love quick projects. These three little shawls took about 3 to 4 hours each to complete including the embellishments. They are each done using a straight knit stitch. So basically you cast on enough rows to create the width you want your shawl to be and then knit until it is long enough and finish off your last row. Once complete, I turned one end over to make a "collar" on each and added some buttons or pins. If you or someone you know works in an office and they get cool during the day but don't want to wear a sweater, this is a perfect gift to make for them. Or it would be very nice to add to a plain top making any outfit look dressier. They are also pretty much one size fits all so making these and keeping them for that last minute birthday or shower gift would be a great idea. View the galleries below for more pictures on how these were made. You will see that the stitch is plain but using a beautiful yarn with just a little extra pizazz turns a simple craft into something really beautiful!
I hope you have enjoyed this post, pass on what you have learned and are generous with what you make. Someone will appreciate your hard work!
ˌlanˈyap,ˈlanˌyap - something given as a bonus or extra gift