Simple Diamond pattern shawl

This is the month that I finish my UFO’s. Not planned, but it seems to be what is happening.

I picked this up and like so many UFO’s, I’m not sure what my problem was when I put it down. I finally finished this easy repeat up. This pattern would be good for a beginning lace shawl knitter. Simple, and it teaches you to “see” the pattern and follow it.

I was trying to bind off, and after trying several methods, Obstiknit on Plurk helped me out by suggesting I try the I-cord bind off. I searched on You Tube for some help and found a good tutorial from iknitwithcatfur, she has a variety of knitting tutorials to view.

Yay, it is not pulling and looks good!


Chart in Norwegian translates to “Monsters seen from the right side”, could this be right? That doesn’t seem correct!

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-From Knitty Winter 04, an article about reading knitting charts. 

-Another take on how to read knitting charts from Smart Knitting-Crocheting.com

-Need to make a knitting chart? Here is one that you can customize to your needs thanks to Jacquie.

-I also found a knitting chart generator that enables you to use color also, from ChartGen.

002 Blocking the shawl!!

I found a good tutorial on how to block a shawl from SeeEunnyKnit

From Knitting Daily; how to block a shawl using blocking wires, which I found a lace blocking wire and pin set from KnitPicks for a very reasonable price.

Finished!! No photo of me, due to the fact I’m still on crutches and photos were entertaining, but didn’t show off the shawl!



On the to next shawl!!

Any suggestions on an intermediate shawl for me??



  1. The shawl is beautiful! It looks so light and full of drape.

  2. I'm greatly amused by the "monsters" on the right side. I wonder what it is supposed to be.


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