Thursday, June 09, 2005

Shawl Ideas

With the ever-evolving New England weather bearing down on me, I've been thinking of making a shawl for myself. For those who know me, this is a very very strange thing indeed. I'm not a shawl person. I've never been a shawl person. I like them on other people, but much like red nail polish, shawls make me feel like a drag queen. However, my icebox-sauna office is forcing me to reconsider. So ... I could use a little help from the knitting gurus. Does anyone know of a distinctively non-feminine shawl pattern?
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Anonymous said...

How about a mitered square shawl. Scroll to the bottom of this page:

I dunno--shawl+butch--lmk what you come up with. :)

Anonymous said...

i know its overdone, and more of a wrap/scarf than a shawl, but clapotis really is a great pattern. and nothing flowery or girliegirlie about it.

BerkeleyBecca said...

Check out Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle. Some of the patterns in there are plain, some even rather outdoorsy.

Katie said...

I saw a cool-looking garter stitch shawl made from Berroco Suede. The Suede made it not too girly or glam, though the photo I saw also had fringe and I probably would leave that out. Looked like it was a simple "cast on 3 then knit, increasing at the beginning of every row" triangle.