French Cancan

The ongoing problems with my elbow/arm mean that I can’t knit as much as I used to. (Hmmmm, could those four years of obsessive knitting caused the problems? Nah.) But, I’m learning just how much and what I can knit without causing too many problems.

Knitting at the park

Knitting at the park

The nice weather that we are finally having means I’ve been able to sit outside and knit. I’ve even got a sunburn to prove it!

French Cancan Shawl

French Cancan Shawl

And here it is all done! I started French Cancan (designed by Atelier Mademoiselle C) back in January, and I finally finished it up yesterday. It is unblocked because my blocking wires have been packed away. The yarn is Queensland Haze in colourway 22 Pink Tonal, and I think it looks lovely even though I’m not a big fan of pink. (Hmmm, I’ve worn pink shirts the past two days, and those shoes in the picture up there have pink and orange sugar skulls on them. Maybe I like pink more than I think.)

French braid edging

French braid edging

The body of the shawl itself is pretty simple: lots of garter stitch with some yo increases. The true beauty is in the stunning edging. I love how the cable braid looks. It was what made this a must do pattern for me.

I’m not working on finishing up another shawl (oddly, also with some pink in it). Hopefully, if my arm holds up, it will be done in a week or two. And, also hopefully, I will get some more time out in the sun to work on it.

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6 Responses to French Cancan

  1. Kim McCool says:

    WOW! The edging is so beautiful!!! Lovely work. Hope your arm/elbow heal soon.

  2. Shari says:

    So very pretty! Love the pattern!

  3. The cable edge is very pretty and certainly unique. Lovely finish.

  4. Gracie says:

    What a pretty shade of pink and gorgeous edging.

  5. Lynne says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the color and the braided edging is wonderful! Good job!

  6. Darlene says:

    The shawl looks so beautiful. I had been wondering what pattern that was. Good Job.