Sunday, March 16, 2014

Well Armed

Dear Mom,
Judging from the date stamp on the first finished project photos, it has taken about 6 months to get this design test knit and published. Well Armed was worth the time and effort, and I really like this one. It is the fruition of one of those preoccupied obsessions of what if….can I….if I do….. and TADAH! It worked. After some tweaks and improvements the pattern has been finally, today, published.

 Well Armed is a triangular shaped shawl with sleeves.
 Worked in one piece, from the top down. With contiguous set in sleeves. NO SEWING!
 Well Armed is finished with a rich lace border. The pattern includes both charted and written instructions for the lace.
The pattern also includes instructions for customizing the fit, and has photo tutorials and links to video tutorials for some of the techniques used in the pattern. It is available for purchase HERE.
The version shown here is knit with Malabrigo Rios. And I've knit a second using Shepherd's Wool. A third is on my needles using Rowan Summer Tweed, because I think a silk and cotton version will be perfect worn over a sleeveless dress in an over-air conditioned theater or restaurant this summer.

Love,
Kim

5 comments:

Carol L. said...

This was such a fun project to knit. Being the "lace challenged knitter" that I am I have worked my way through the lace edge. Love Love this pattern. The sleeves appear like magic right before your eyes. "Well Armed Cardigan" next please. ? :-)

Bonnie Jo said...

Kim, this is so pretty!

Christine said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous!

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

I am impressed! You wrote the pattern and have already knit two and one more on the needles! It is gorgeous!

merrilymarylee said...

I'm with Dianne. . . WOW! Did you even stop to eat?
This is lovely. Long shawls make so much sense to me and I love the delicate way you did the shoulders and created the sleeves.