The Constance shawl in white, and, a correction
Monday July 02nd 2007, 12:39 pm
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Photo by Renee, Saturday at Marin Fiber Arts. This is what the Constance shawl looks like if you do it in a single-color yarn. It took me about 17-18 hours to knit it in this fingering-weight baby alpaca.

One note on the book: I did the smaller version of the Water Turtles shawl several times exactly as it is written in the book, a generously-sized example being Sandi’s shawl shown here: While knitting the one that was photographed for the book, however, I skipped rows 30 and 32 in the yoke, making a shorter yoke. Either way works fine.Constance shawl in white baby alpaca fingering weight

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Comment by Maggie Ann 09.04.07 @ 9:12 pm


My dear friend. You must start knitting this shawl in colors I can wear! (So I can grab the model-copy:-)) I’m here to say that my current chickens come in a number of good colors for me.

Red, brown, red-brown, gold, red-gold. It all works. (Peacock’s better, but my chicken’s don’t come in those colors!)

And yes, folks, I am Alison’s friend Constance, and the chicken feather snow only happened that one time in the past 9 years. Which makes me happy that I sent the girls out to play in the snow we had.

Alison’s stories are both very true, and very kind.



Comment by Constance 11.16.08 @ 10:22 pm

Allison, I am writing regarding your embossed diamonds afghan. It is a BEAUTIFUL afghan and I am wanting to make it but am having some difficulty. I can’t seem to make the stitches add up. When I count, I come up with 10 stitches used and created in the diamond pattern between the asterisks, but the stitches before and after the asterisk don’t add up from line to line, and I end up with a bunch of extra stitches to fill in with knits at the end of the row before the rib section. I may be doing something simple that is wrong, but please help if you get a minute -I am dying to make this afghan:) thanks so much for your website! Sincerely, Susan

Comment by Susan McClarty 12.03.08 @ 4:45 pm

very impressive…lots of ingenuity

Comment by veen 04.30.09 @ 9:54 pm

Dear Alison, Came across your site by chance, looking for patterns. Had to say that I so enjoyed ready your stories and found some very moving and full of meaning, especially as I have been diagnosed with cancer a few months ago. Thank you, I shall come back for more stories, Claire xx

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