Thursday, October 13, 2011

Petra Shawl in Knitscene Winter 2011

Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage "Terra"
Back in April, I showed you all these gorgeous skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage that I received to make a secret project. The colorway is called Terra. The yarn is a worsted weight, 100% superwash merino wool. It's super soft and squishy.
Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage "Terra"
The color is eye catching. I got so many compliments on the color of the yarn whenever I was knitting this project in public. Even non-knitters would come up to me to comment. One afternoon, I was knitting this at the playground while Melody played. A group of mothers who were leaving the playground came and told me what a gorgeous color it was before they left.
Petra Shawl in Knitscene Winter 2011
The Knitscene Winter 2011 issue preview went live a few days ago, so I can finally reveal my project. The Petra Shawl is knit from the bottom up in one piece. All three sides of the shawl is bordered by a bobble border.
Petra Shawl in Knitscene Winter 2011
The worsted weight yarn makes this a quick and cozy knit. It takes approximately 600 yards (549 m) of worsted weight. Now that the weather is getting cooler by the minute, I want to knit one for myself.
Petra Shawl in Knitscene Winter 2011
Photo from Knitscene

The print versions of Knitscene should be hitting stores on October 25, but if you can't wait, you can buy the digital edition immediately. You can add my Petra Shawl to your queue or favorite list on Ravelry.

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Are any of you going to Rhinebeck? It's that time of year again. Yes, the New York State Sheep & Wool Festival is this weekend. This will be my first year attending the whole weekend. I will be sharing a house with 11 knitters near Rhinebeck. It should be a lot of fun!

Please say hi if you see me walking around in a haze of yarn fumes. This year, I am participating in Rhinebeck Bingo by being a square on the bingo card and as a player. Allegra and Brandy, the editors of Petite Purls, won't be able to attend this year, but they sent me some post cards to hand out to knitters. So be sure to ask me for one if you see me.

15 comments:

Erin Joy said...

Gorgeous shawl! Yarn fumes or no, you come up with the best designs!

APlanet4Creation said...

I have this magazine on my to buy list. I'll try to catch you at the Ravelry meeting up. I'm going to be at the SG booth at 9AM on Sat.

Miss Julep said...

Wow that IS fantastic yarn and a super brilliant design!!

CelticCastOn said...

No kidding that colour IS fantastic!!
Congrats on another great pattern.
Have fun at Rhinebeck!

caitlyn said...

It's beautiful, Angela!! I love the vibrant color as well.

Sayschnicklefritz said...

I can't even talk about Rhinebeck I'm so bummed not to be going this year, so instead, I'll just say (again) how much I LOVE the shawl. Bobble border is genius! I'm pretty sure someone I know will be getting one of these for Christmas this year!

Sue said...

Gorgeous, and yes that color is very eye-catcyhing.

Mary said...

This is a gorgeous shawl and definitley on my wish list :-) I love the color!

Rima said...

Beautiful shawl! Hopefully, plan to make one---in some near future. And have fun in Rhinebeck!

Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh, love love love. That was in my faves before I even saw it here! That color is so fab, too. Have fun at Rhinebeck -- I was there a few times, but now it's been a while and I'm feeling pangs. Tell us all about it, okay?
; )

caiming said...

love this! hope to pick up balance of yarn choice, 'cuz mine just needs to be orange too!

love2stitch said...

I love the simple elegance of the shawl - it brings out perfectly the gorgeous yarn colour. I debatting if I should get the digital version or wait for print...

I am driving up to Rhinebeck tomorrow - my first time and I wonder if I will be overwhelmed? Sounds like a lot of fun to be there for the entire weekend surrounded by fellow knitters (even though my non-kintting friends and co-workers are still wondering that we are not all old spinsters and how we seem to just naturally click ha-ha)

Karin said...

Congratulations - again!!!!!!! I am so happy for you.
I hope to see you at Rhinebeck! I hope I didn't miss you today.

kim said...

Very pretty and the perfect fall orange!

Laura said...

Gorgeous... I adore this shawl, the texture is perfect in this color!