Friday, January 19, 2018

Little House Shawl

Earlier this week I finished knitting a "Little House" shawl for my daughter. A couple of months ago I discovered this pattern and the name instantly caught my attention. As I have mentioned before Jemimah and I love "Little House".
Jemimah has been requesting a pink shawl for quite some time now. Pink is her favorite color, followed by purple. I asked her to choose the yarn from a few I found on-line and this yarn was her favorite. When the yarn arrived in the mail she was very pleased, as it is not only pink but has subtle lavender undertones.
This was my first attempt at knitting a rounded shawl. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. The only tedious part of the project was casting on. Instead of casting on a few stitches at the top, as I am used to, you cast on a couple hundred stitches which forms the bottom edge. I found that casting on 50 stitches at a time and then placing a stitch marker after each group of 50 stitches helped make the process easier. I was able to count in multiples of 50 until I reached my goal.
The old shale lace edging is what makes this design special! It adds just the perfect old-fashioned touch.
I finished this shawl none too soon, as we have had our fair share of snow and cold temperatures lately. Jemimah told me that her new shawl is "comfy and cozy" which truly made my day. : )


  1. So lovely. I can see why Jemima finds it so cosy!

  2. Oh, sweet friend, what a precious little shawl. The colors are just the sweetest. And your daughter is growing up! My, how the time flies.

    Hugs to you!

  3. This shawl is so very adorable! I love that the colours are perfect for her taste, and it's so very feminine and practical to. You make wonderful things with your hands!

  4. That is darling, Sarah! 💕 Jemima is getting so big. 😊 I just made a lacy lavender shawl for my niece Abbey per her request. It's nice to have little girls to make pretty things for. 😊

  5. Your shawl is sweet and so is your little girl. I have 3 daughters in their late 30's/ early 40's and we loved watching Little House and Anne of Green Gables way back when. Glad the little ones still enjoy it today.

  6. Fun little braids. Beautiful workmanship and colors. A lovely combination reminiscent of the era and story of the LIttle House books.

    Wrapped in love.

  7. This is beautiful. Yes, the casting on, I imagine, needed concentration to keep your count accurate. All those stitches. But that scalloped edge is worth the trouble. It is darling and goes so well with the rose print of Jemimah's dress.