Monday, April 2, 2012

Crescent City Shawlette

I grew up in southeast Louisiana in a town close to New Orleans.  I've always loved the city for it's culture, music, and historic feel. (But sadly couldn't eat much of the food given that I'm allergic to seafood.) So when I decided to try my hand at designing a crescent shaped shawl I had to name it after the city that will always be close to my heart, the Crescent City.

Meet the Crescent City Shawlette.

Photos above from

It is being offered as a kit (!!!) in two colors: red (for red hot jazz) and blue (for rhythm and blues).  The pattern is also for sale on its own as a pdf.

It's worked with two strands held together, one strand of Gloss Fingering (red: Cranberry, blue: Winter Night) and one strand of Aloft (red: Cranberry, blue: Celestial.)  The Gloss gives it substance while the Aloft gives it a soft, lovely halo. 

The crescent shape helps it stay over the shoulders, so it won't keep slipping off when worn.  Plus I really love the little curl at the ends.

I made mine in Stroll Tonal Sock in Lullaby and Aloft in Fairy Tale.

Now if only I can keep GiGi from talking me out of it,


GiGi said...

It IS my color.

Anonymous said...

Nice spread in the KPicks catalog!
Grannie Linda

Dez Crawford said...

Dawlin', where did you grow up? I grew up just of Tchoupitoulas Street halfway between Tipitina's and Audubon Park. Now I'm in Baton Rouge. Great design, it will have to be next on my list.

mudder17 said...

It's absolutely gorgeous and I'm getting ready to tackle it now. However, I'm having problems understanding the first part (I am an experienced knitter, but not with lace). It tells me to CO 3 sts, knit 6 rows, and then turn the work 90 degrees clockwise and pick up and knit 3 sts along the edge of the work. This should take it to the 4th row edge, right? Then it says to remove the provisional cast on waste yarn and putting the 3 live sts on the left needle. Those are from the first row, right? But what I don't get is what happens to the edges of the first 3 rows? Does this make any sense at all?

Thanks! Excited to try this!

Joyce F. said...

There's a great video that will help you figure out how to do the garter tab. It can be found at:

Hope this help!
Happy Knitting,

mudder17 said...

Oooh, thank you! I will go take a look! I've bookmarked your blog so I can check out all your new projects! Oh, and you might laugh, but when I read that you were a Ph.D. student, and you called your husband hubbie, I read it as "Hubble" as in the Hubble telescope, ha ha! You can tell him that I will always think of him (even though I don't know him) as Hubble. :P

mudder17 said...

Oh my! Just watched that video and it made TOTAL sense! Thanks very much! I love starting new projects because I always learn something new!