Sock Yarn Shawl

Hi guys,
I have never made a shawl before, so I thought I'd give it a try. I decided to go with sock yarn because my 90-year-old mom is small in stature and I thought that the smaller stitching would look good on her. I did use size US8 needles, so the stitching isn't as tight, obviously, as it would be on a sock. I'll save that for another day or year! The yarn I am using is Stroll Fingering from Knit Picks, 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% nylon. The pattern calls for 435 yards, so I bough 2 balls of 50g/231yds.

This project has two more sections, one with 5 ridges of 4-row lace work followed by the 12 rows of stockinette, then one with 6 ridges of lace and 12 rows of stockinette. So, it's 2/3 done. It's amazing how careful I have had to be not to mess this up. As simple as the stitching is, my brain gets distracted with so many repetitions. I spend a lot of time knitting to a silent house. It works!

I'll post another picture when it is finished and blocked.


shawl 2/3 done


ronhuber's picture

Lovely work, Mark. And the sock yarn means it is machine washable.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks for the compliment. Yes it is machine washable, which is something that my mother will be happy about.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice work. I have a shawl for myself in the queue but it will have to wait until 3 other projects are done - or nearly done.

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CLABBERS's picture

Thanks, Joe. I am pleased with it.


Very fine work and does look like would require a lot of concentration. Look forward to your next pics.


CLABBERS's picture

Thanks Anth. It is all finished now and I am hoping that it grows a bit more once I block it. If not, I will try to pick up the bound-off edge and add a few more inches. I'll post a picture once it's finished.