A Purple Shawl for Fall

Simple short-row crescent shawl with a check stitch border. Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca.

You’ll be happy to know the purple yarn did indeed turn into a shawl, although, in all honesty, I may have spent more time unknitting and reknitting and than Just Knitting. This simple crescent shawl has a check stitch border. Sometimes I forget alternating knit 2, purl 2 can look quite pretty for being so boring. I had envisioned a broader border of check stitch on the top. It seemed I had so much yarn remaining until all of the sudden I didn’t have any yarn remaining. I hate when that happens. I wanted to make a crescent shawl that was deeper than my last two, and I did. But I also wanted the ends to be pointy. And they aren’t.

Womp. Womp.


Now I know, for pointy ends, one INCREASES and does NOT decrease.

I learn something new every day.

I’ve had these two gifted skeins of Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca in my stash for a year or two now. When I wound them up to try out my swift earlier this year, I decided the yarn was mighty fine actually and added it to my mental Knit Soon list.

I do follow through on most things. Eventually.

Fall arrived here right on schedule. Crisp air. Even a bit of drizzle. I busted out some socks. Switched from white wine to red. All I want to do is lounge around and knit. I know that’s not quite possible, but I am going to keep dreaming about it anyway.

All things in good time.

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  • Reply stephanie September 25, 2016 at 5:31 am

    so pretty!!! and just in time to start enjoying it! (hate when I finish something great and have to put it away to wait for the proper unveiling!) Enjoy wearing it….enjoy fall; I think ours is going to make an appearance next week!!

  • Reply itsallaboutpurple September 25, 2016 at 6:11 am

    you’re a poet, and you didn’t even know it!!! hehehe the shawl is gorgeous and you picked the perfect color!!

    fall arrived for us last evening, the house is cold and i need a sweater. hand knitted would be best best but shoot…i’ve never knitted one!!! have a happy sunday!!!

  • Reply Stefanie September 25, 2016 at 10:23 am

    This looks like a good workhorse shawl that can dragged out when it gets chilly outside or stuffed into a bag when it’s not needed.

  • Reply Alina September 26, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Happy fall season to you!!! Enjoy your wine and knitting! Love how simple this shawl is – perfect on-the-go project!

  • Reply zeta (kalianapodi.wordpress.com) September 26, 2016 at 9:15 am

    You might want to try later on hot red wine with orange juice and cinnamon. My cold weather favorite!

  • Reply Little Church Knits September 27, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Hee Hee! I’m just the same…you can set your seasonal clock to “Fall” when I switch from white to red. It’s good to know we have our priorities straight!

  • Reply Julie Crawford October 2, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    This shawl is still a big success, because you were right to explore what to do with it (I remember being one of the people who said don’t bother with the purple yarn while on vacation, but you were right to persevere!), and the crescent is still very lovely. Next one can have points!

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