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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Knitted Oddball Care Shawl - Blue Skies

If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, you already know that I love making the Oddball Baby Blankets along with the other knitters from Knittinghelp.com. Well, there is another thread under Charity Knitting that I have just recently gotten involved in, and that is Oddball Care Shawls. Here's the first one I've worked on called Blue Skies...

Beginning of Knit Oddball Care Shawl - Blue SkiesThe beginning of the shawl was done by Sandy, the very thoughtful and generous lady who came up with this idea of knitting Care Shawls for members of the knitting forum who might need a little encouragement or who are going through a hard time and need to know that people care.

Then I picked up where she left off, and added a skein of Patons Lacette yarn, which is a fine fluffy yarn with a little bit of mohair in it. I knitted my section and now I will mail it off to the next knitter along with the leftover yarn so it can be added into the fringe when the knitting is complete.

Beginning of Knit Oddball Care Shawl - Blue SkiesThe pattern for these shawls just couldn't be easier. The first knitter casts on 3 stitches, and after that every row is the same: K1, yo, k to end. Each section is about 4 inches wide and each knitter chooses her own yarn from her stash or local yarn store. It's a great way to use up stash yarn and have a quick little project to work on when you can find a few minutes here and there to knit.

If you are looking for some nice people to get involved with, and a little project to work on now and then, pop over to www.knittinghelp.com and look into the Charity Knitting forum. Find something that would fit in with your skills and available time, and sign up. Besides helping other people, it will just make you feel good about yourself!

Happy Stitching!

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  • Mary Grace...that looks easy enough...are you going to post a picture of the finished product...will you get to see it completed?
    Knittinghelp.com is a great site, isn't it?
    Love ya,
    Merry :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 26, 2009 at 9:54 PM  

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