Amethiste Shawl

| Monday, September 3, 2012

"I try to not ever take myself too seriously, and I love to encourage others and help them find the creativity that lies within themselves.
I love teaching and helping others learn things as much as I love to learn new things myself. I especially enjoy teaching adult beginners in any art form because I appreciate their love of learning, willingness to try new, unfamiliar things at any stage of life, and their joy in the process.
Other things I enjoy are very dark chocolate (mmmm, priorities…), nature, distance running, cooking, photography, dance, dogs with goofy grins, and purring lap cats (and every kind of animal). But mainly, I really enjoy fiber - knitting, spinning, and crocheting it!"

I was so excited about the chance to review the Amethiste Shawl.  This is a modern design that can be used with many alterations and additions of your own creativity.  Robin has done a fantastic job of offering a pattern that has choices to fit all styles.  First choice that I love is the option of size; small shawl or large, scarf-like or a true shawl.  With such a modern design, you could really use any kind of color or theme in your yarn choices.  This is great for stash diving or using up single skein "Special Yarns."

I love how this pattern really depicts the idea of a lace design.  Robin has captured all audiences in her pattern writing by providing written directions as well as beautiful charted instructions.  All are easy to read and give great direction to her detail.  I am the kind of knitter that would rather have to much direction and clarification than to have guess work in the pattern.  This is a fabulously well rounded pattern that I would recommend for any range of knitter. 

Photos are always a draw for me when choosing a pattern.  Robin has left nothing to be missed.  She captured the look of the shawl, shape and the versatility of color.  I can easily see myself making several sizes and colors.  Pictures really do say a thousand words!

On a personal note; I am the oldest of three sisters and can easily see myself replicating the various shades of purple shawls for my sisters and I to take family photos in.

I have chosen to knit my shawl in a dark tonal teal.  I am a fan of solid cotton long sleeved shirts with a color-pop of a shawl layered over the top.  I'm ready to welcome in Fall with my new shawl!

Thank you again to Robin Ulrich for a Stunning Shawl Pattern!
Amethiste Shawl receives a 5 Needle Review Rating!

Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”


 For one of you lucky readers, you will win a copy of this Shawl Pattern!!
In order to enter the Give Away you must

As always:

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2.Tell me what kind of yarn you would knit this pattern out of and take a look at Robins Blog.

The winners of the drawing will be announced on Monday September 10th
Good Luck to you all!

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{ Ely } at: September 3, 2012 at 3:11 PM said...

I love the footnoes yarn that Robin used, however, my skeins are a bit too bright and I only have one of each colour. However, I do have some lovely Wollmeise that just tends to take very pattern over the top. I think that would be really nice.

{ Sabra } at: September 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM said...

I wish I had a nice gradient sock yarn but I don't. What I do have is some nice shades of purple by fiber nymph that would look great or maybe my ballerina colorway by wollemeise.

{ Faith (the Vampire Slayer) } at: September 4, 2012 at 6:15 AM said...

This is gorgeous. I think it would look great in some of Cakewalk Yarn's tonal colorways.

{ tingting lu } at: September 4, 2012 at 11:36 AM said...

I think Medelinetosh Tosh Merino Light would be great for this pattern. The color Badlands is good for a earthy/natural feeling, and the TrulyMadly is very romantic.

{ Betsy } at: September 4, 2012 at 4:27 PM said...

I've got some Wolles Color Changing cotton yarn that would be great for the small version.

{ Denise Haws } at: September 4, 2012 at 7:20 PM said...

The pattern photos for this shawl are stunning...I want it...I think I would use Tosh light weight because it is such a soft yummy yarn...Colorway.....something rich in purple or a very rich tonal red...I can see myself wearing this shawl with a long sleeve t-shirt with a black skirt....I can's wait until the 10th I will either win the pattern or I will go shopping...Warm Regards...Denise

{ Hind DP } at: September 5, 2012 at 6:12 AM said...

I would probably use Tosh Merino Light in a dark blue tonal color way. I think the drape of the yarn in a dark color would really highlight the beauty of the lace edging.

{ Kathy Wallace } at: September 5, 2012 at 11:36 AM said...

I've got some madelinetosh tosh merino light in Celadon I'd love to use for this shawl!

{ Diane Donald } at: September 5, 2012 at 1:53 PM said...

I have some variegated blue handspun that would really make this pattern sing!

{ wooliegirl } at: September 5, 2012 at 5:48 PM said...

I have a beautiful Malabrigo in wines that I have been saving and think it would be gorgeous knit into this shawl.

{ weaver } at: September 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM said...

I would knit it out of my Malabrego Ravelry colorway. Beautiful!

{ Lynda } at: September 8, 2012 at 7:27 PM said...

Wow, they are gorgeous! I don't have anything on hand that I could use but possibly picking a Madeline Tosh merino light in the perfect shade would be a good house for me! Thank you for the great giveaway!

{ Lynda } at: September 8, 2012 at 7:29 PM said...

That should have said a good "choice" for me

Gwyn Kiddy at: September 10, 2012 at 1:04 PM said...

I have a skein of Dream in color smooshy in a dark purple that would good with a light colored T this farll.

{ Robin } at: September 10, 2012 at 4:59 PM said...

This was such a lovely review, thank you so much for the kind post! :)

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