boho

January 10, 2018








As soon as my Christmas knitting was finished, I went straight back to my half-finished Boho Shawl. This was my first big mosaic stitch project and I loved making it. The color work is made with slipped stitches, only working with one color at a time. It mimics fairisle knitting but is much easier. As for the yarn, I used what I had here in my stash: 

The charcoal was Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted--a hard-working, easy-to-knit, basic worsted.
The brown was Berroco Blackstone Tweed--a soft and easy-to-knit tweed but now discontinued.
The pink was Pacific Yarns Zephyr DK--a blend of USA grown wool and cotton, but more like a worsted than a dk. Has a dry, rustic handle and is a beautiful shade of deep pink.
The white was Rowan Hemp Tweed--a very lovely blend of hemp and wool. Lovely sheen and handle.

The yarns were all the same weight and gave me the right gauge and together was a good color choice for me. The pattern, Boho Style Mosaic Shawl by Irene Lin was very well written and an easy pattern to follow, with both charts and row-by-row written instructions. Your finished shawl will benefit from a good wet-block. The pattern makes an extra large wraparound-your-entire-body type shawl. I love it! I wore it last night and my friends gave it a big thumbs up and my husband gave it a 10. And now for some pretty fuzzy computer pictures of me wearing it:








Now I'm a big mosaic fan and searching high and low for other projects to add to my queue. Have you knit a mosaic pattern that you have loved? I'm particularly looking for a pullover with a mosaic pattern on the yoke. I PMed Isabell Kraemer through Ravelry and suggested that she should design one. ๐Ÿ˜‰ She seems like a very nice and approachable lady, but I imagine super busy. I haven't heard back from her and the worst that can happen is that she will ignore me.  In the meantime, happy knitting!

Here's my Ravelry project page for my Boho Shawl.

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16 comments

  1. OMG! This is gorgeous! Is it difficult?

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    1. No! Not at all. It's perhaps not for a absolute beginner, but if you know how to knit at all, this is a good project.

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  2. I eat up your posts! Little envious of the long season gardens are we live in Maine. Our third grandchild, Hudson, is the same age as your sweet little guy. I made your bear hat for him to go with a sweater for Christmas. This shawl is amazing and so are you! Thanks for sharing your work, home and family with like knitters! Christie

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  3. I eat up your posts! Little envious of the long season gardens are we live in Maine. Our third grandchild, Hudson, is the same age as your sweet little guy. I made your bear hat for him to go with a sweater for Christmas. This shawl is amazing and so are you! Thanks for sharing your work, home and family with like knitters! Christie

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    1. Thank you Christie! I love the name Hudson! Aren't we lucky to be able to knit for grandchildren?

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  4. That shawl is amazing and looks great on you.

    Carole

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  5. That's really gorgeous, Kristen, and you did a wonderful job.

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  6. Those colors are gorgeous Kristin. Thank you for the heads-up on this pattern. It would not have been on my radar otherwise. Chloe

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    1. Hi Chloe, Thank you. It's funny how some patterns stay under the radar until someone you know knits it! It was a very nice knit.

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  7. Love it, perfect for this time of year and spring! Margie

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  9. Hello Kristen. This is something to aspire to. What a gorgeous shawl! Thanks for sharing. Our readers will enjoy it. We've included this in our latest craft inspiration roundup. https://craftylikegranny.com/makers-gonna-make-crafting-fun/ Cheers Jodie :)

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