Oscilloscope Shawlette

I made this for Myself

Created by: Eleanore

  • Project Details


    6 months ago I caught Whooping Cough (as an adult, yes!) and was confined to the couch for a frustratingly long time. Knitting stopped me from going mad, kept me calm and allowed me to get well - it also gave me something to DO so I felt I had still achieved something in my sickbed! The merino for this project was oh so soft and gentle in my fingers; the colour was a tweedy mix of my favourite calming forest green; the pattern and yarn had been bought on holiday, reminding me of the life I had once had! Above all this was my first attempt at knitting from a lace chart, one simple enough for my poorly, sleep-deprived brain to handle, and to see it emerge successfully was a little triumph! Even better was being able to wear it finished! It is soft and cozy and kept me warm in my recovery. Now that I'm better and allowed out of the house (finally!) its adaptability means it can be worn as a straightforward shawl or as a 'Strangler Fig' scarf. I couldn't be more pleased at the use of time!


    Oscilloscope Shawl


    • material-yarn
      John Arbon Hayward - Nettle 2.0 balls

    Needles & Hooks

    • Circular 5.50mm (US 9) 40cm


    Notes: One size fits all - the shawl is knitted to a point then reversed, corner to corner, so I knit until the first skein ran out and then reversed - exactly the same either side!



    craft-knitting Knitting

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate


    project-state Complete
    Started on: Sep 1, 2016 Finished on: Oct 28, 2016
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    • Vicki B

      Are you selling the pattern or will you share? Looks perfect for my prayer shawl group !!!!!
      • Eleanore

        It's not mine to sell (I wish!!) - it comes from the magazine KnitScene. Link to buy the pattern online is here http://www.interweave.com/store/oscilloscope-shawl but the version I used was from the book 'Best of KnitScene', found in a discount bookshop! Best buy yet! Glad you like it, happy knitting.