areas shawl

January 19, 2019

I finished this so long ago, I don't know why it took me so long to post it. I bought the pattern because I had to see how it was knit, then started it right away because it looked like such fun. I finished it in record time because it was relaxing--garter stitch and Shalimar Breathless, perfect for a soothing knit. Breathless is one of the softest yarns I've knit with to date and Areas is a very clever pattern. Fun!

2/23: I'm editing to add, the pattern is a great travel knit as you only work with one color at a time and there are no picking up stitches. It's all easy and pretty brainless, trust me. No intarsia or anything like that.

With so many beautiful and crazy looking shawls coming out on Ravelry, I find I love to look at them and would love to knit them for the fun of it, but in reality, I know what I wear. This is simple, starkly graphic, and easy to wear. It doesn't clash with anything and I don't feel like it's shouting out to be noticed. I like that.

Areas by Martin Behm
Shalimar Breathless
My Ravelry project page

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  1. What a fun shawl, Kristin. I stumbled on it one day recently ,and decided it must be either too much picking up or too much intarsia for me. But the results are so worth it! Your version is so beautiful with the fuschia trim and I've had fun browsing others on Ravelry. Chloe

    1. Hi! No, no--not difficult in any way! I'm going to edit my blog post to include that it is NO intarsia or anything taxing at all!

  2. Looks great, Kristin. I saw it when you first posted this and had to come back and find the pattern. I am not a shawl wearer, but I do like looking at them and maybe this is one that would be a travel knit.

    1. It is a great travel knit as you only work with one color at a time and there are no picking up stitches. It's all easy. I think I'll edit my blog post to include that.


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