Wychwood Shawl

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Wychwood Shawl

Wychwood Shawl


Sometimes a bit of simple knitting is all you need. This top-down triangular shawl is perfectly light and warm, and works up quickly with little fuss. Great for adding a pop of colour all year round. Use any yarn you like, simply adjust the needle size – one or two sizes larger than the ball band recommendation will help you achieve a supple, not too dense fabric.

One; 60” wingspan x 24” depth at center / 153 x 60cm

Laceweight yarn, held double throughout, 1300 yds / 1190m Shown in:
» Jojoland Cashmere Laceweight (100% cashmere; 440 yds /
400m per 1.75 oz / 50g skein), 3 skeins in Black
» sweetgeorgia yarns Merino Silk Lace (50% merino wool, 50% silk; 765 yds / 700m per 3.5 oz / 100g skein), 1 skein each in Riptide and Nightshade

Needles and Notions
» US 7 / 4.5mm circular needles, 32” / 80cm or longer
» 2 stitch markers
» tapestry needle

18 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10cm square in Stockinette Stitch with two strands of yarn held together.
Gauge is not critical for this project, through a different gauge will result in a different finished size.

Wychwood Shawl


2 page PDF pattern. Great for beginners, with lots of helpful tips! Purchase through Ravelry with Paypal (no accounts required).

$4.00 CAD

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Wychwood Shawl

Wychwood Shawl

what I’m up to this week

I had a great weekend – mostly staying in, playing games, knitting, making food, relaxing. I’m trying to get into a good rhythm of working during the week so that I can have the relaxing weekends, and so far it’s going well. I got some (hopefully good) ideas and finished up some knitting.

on the blocking towel

Since many of you asked, I will be releasing a pattern for the simple shawl that I posted about awhile ago. But since black isn’t really the most photogenic colour, I whipped up another sample to take some photos of. I knit this one start to finish in less than a week, and I hope to have the pattern out in just a few days. It really is the simplest pattern, but sometimes simple is just what you need.

Other yarns I’m working with this week:

28/365 - yarns of the week

Zen Yarn Garden Superwash Worsted, Quince & Co Chickadee, and Johanneshof Yarns Romney, a gift from Rhinebeck!

unhealthy muffins

20/365 - banana oat muffins

I made a batch of these over the weekend and they were so good I wanted to share the recipe with you. I’m not going to pretend these are good for you, but everyone needs a treat!

Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins

1.5 cups flour (I used unbleached all-purpose)
1 cup rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup buttermilk (I love buttermilk, but regular milk would be fine as well)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large ripened bananas, mashed
1 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 F and line muffin tins.

2. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl until well mixed.

3. In a large bowl, mix the eggs and both sugars together until just combined. Add the buttermilk, butter, vanilla and the mashed banana and stir to mix.

4. Add dry ingredients all at once and stir together until almost combined. Add chocolate chips and stir just until everything is moistened, but don’t over mix.

5. Spoon into prepared muffin cups and bake at 375F, about 25 minutes for regular sized muffins or 18-20 minute for minis. Tops should be risen and golden, and a toothpick inserted into the muffin should come out clean (except for melted chocolate!).

This ended up making a dozen regular-sized muffins and plus about 15 minis.