My current work in progress:

1. Segel, designed by Lea Viktoria, knit from Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply Toes in the "Draco" gradient set on a 3.5 mm (U.S. size 4) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Agatha

The shawl that Lucy is wearing in yesterday’s blog post is Agatha, a shawl designed by Rebecca Logan (aka That Logan Chick). I purchased the pattern as a pdf download from her Etsy shop, here. Go there to see how beautiful it is completed!

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I came across a mention of this pattern last week — it was featured one day on Lime & Violet’s Daily Chum. (Lime & Violet are great enablers!) I loved the look of it, so immediately bought the pattern.

The pattern is designed for a DK or worsted weight yarn. I’m using Dream in Color Classy yarn in the “Blue Lagoon” colorway. The pattern suggests a US size 6 needle for DK weight. I’m using a 7 (4.5mm) because my yarn is more worsted than DK.

Lemmee tell you guys — this is a great pattern. It makes a shawl that is more heart-shaped than triangular because the increase rate is higher than that of a triangular shawl. I love the pattern motif, and I love knitting heavier lace for a change.

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(The first picture is a much truer representation of the color, by the way.)

I also love the edges — rather than a simple garter stitch edge, it has a faggotted edge that is so pretty!

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This is one of those patterns where you can easily adjust the size — just do more repeats before the edging pattern. The pattern calls for 600 — 900 yards, depending on how big you want to make it. I think I’m going to make mine on the large size, as I’ve got plenty of yarn.

I can’t say enough nice things about the pattern. It is 9 pages long with extremely well-written, easy to follow instructions and large clear charts. While the pattern motif looks complex, it is actually easy to execute and very easy to memorize, making the knitting go smoothly and quickly.

WendyKnits gives it two thumbs up! icon smile Agatha

And I realized today that this is the fourth lace shawl in a row that I’ve knit in a blue colorway. You’d never know that green is my favorite color, would you?

Lucy sez:

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“I like blue.”

Comments

  1. Sherilan says:

    That is a beautiful pattern. It looks like it might fit me better than a regular triangle. I like the blue, and red is my favorite color.

  2. I like the blue, as well. But then again, my favorite color is. . .well, color. Lucy is so lucky that she gets to model your gorgeous knits! I’m desperate for a shawl of my own. . .maybe after my thesis is done **crosses fingers**

  3. Alice in RIchmond says:

    Blue is MY favorite color.

  4. I checked out the pattern right away. Love it, so I ordered it. I just bought some yarn from Brooks Farm at Stitches West that might work for this.

  5. Suzanne says:

    I couldn’t resist either the minute I saw it on Lime and Violet. I haven’t decided on yarn yet so I will enjoy seeing how yours turns out. Looks great so far.

  6. Good to know that Agatha gets your seal of approval. I saw it on Lime & Violet last week and immediately added it to my to-knit list. which is currently 7562930 miles long.

  7. Sheri (I work for her at TLE) and I keep discussing how you find the time to get so much knitting done. We have decided you must be so speedy! (I’m a little jealous, myself.) And speaking of enablers, don’t you think it takes one to know one, really? I mean, every time I see one of your gorgeous projects, I’m adding another one to my queue! :) Of course, I don’t see anything wrong with that at all…

  8. THANK YOU!

    I need a bday present for next week and this is perfect! I am downloading and have the perfect yarn – Peruvian Highland Silk.

  9. How funny, I wondered if it was that one! I’ve had it in my queue forever, it’s really pretty. I love your blue one!

  10. That shawl is gorgeous, both pattern and color. It looks like cabled lace, if there were such a thing. Maybe someday I will attempt lace…

  11. And Ms Lucy You look wonderful in Blue!! Blue and Yellow are my faves but pretty much any color as long as its bright and pretty will make it into my knitting bag.

  12. Wendy! What fabulous yarn and pattern! I love green too, just received a large shipment of Louet Riverstone Chunky (Shamrock) for a sweater/coat I’m going to start. It’s the one on the cover of the most recent Vogue. I like the fact that the neck piece is detachable. My husband sez I’ll probably finish it when I’m 70!! ;-) Maybe. It’s gorgeous wool!

    Kitty Divas looks good in ANY color – but blue is best for Princess Lucy with those fantabulous eyes! luv.m.

  13. Wendy, you have got to stop showing me shawls I just can’t live without. This will be the the fourth or fifth pattern I’ve bought at your instigation. Then, of course, I end up buying yarn for the patterns, too. Fortunately the last designer you sent me to suggested an economical source for Zephyr Wool-Silk, for which she had designed her lace shawl patterns.

    I just finished knitting the Angel Lace Shawl, one of your recommendations, although I haven’t blocked it yet. I think the Garden Party Shawl, in fuchsia Zephyr Wool-Silk, is next, unless Agatha jumps the queue.

  14. Wow, I was so certain it was going to be a cabled sweater! It is (as are ALL of your projects) lovely!

  15. Theresa in Italy says:

    Lime & Violet aren’t the only enablers! I agree with Mary the Digital Knitter—you keep showing me shawls I can’t live without.

    And if my eyes were the color of Lucy’s, I’d like blue, too.

  16. Dorothy says:

    I have been hunting for a perfect shawl and here it is I have down loaded and plan to be gin soon. Thanks for the idea and pattern info!

  17. Green is my color also, as well as purple but this blue is pretty. I checked out the link and really like how it is shaped. at the shoulder and the edging is great. will be looking for you modeling it , what in a day or so! LOL You sure are a fast knitter.

  18. Heather says:

    I love the color. Just call this your blue period! ;)

  19. I have that pattern too, and I agree, it’s very nice and well done. Now I just have to finish knitting it. :)

  20. I checked out the Etsy shop page to see the pattern, and I must say it is very beautiful. I don’t usually care for triangular shaped shawls (personal choice), but this one has a gentler shape, as you point out. Very pretty.

    Warmest,
    firefly

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