Drachenfels Shawl

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing my most recent finished knit!


Last Spring, Jacey and I decided to knit the Drachenfels Shawl by Melanie Berg together. Predictably I decided to knit mine in shades of purple, and Jacey in shades of green (see her shawl here). I finally finished my shawl this past month!


I love knitting garter stripes, and this was my first time knitting a triangular shawl that wasn't top-down. Garter is just so squishy, I don't think I'll ever get tired of it.


The dark purple yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Flashdance, and it was my very first sock yarn purchase! I bought it here in Madison in March 2012. It felt so good to use it up! I also used my first skein of Moonrover Wyld in Foxglove (the light purple). The third color is a soft neutral Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label in Sand. All three skeins had been in my stash for at least 2 years, so hooray for stash diving!


We got a fresh layer of snow earlier this month, which was the perfect opportunity to get a few photos. It's that time of year when everything is so brown and gray, not great for project photos!



I deviated a bit from the pattern in section 3, and I didn't always use the stated color. I'm happy with how it turned out, it's a massive 32" deep x 82" wide! I love big shawls.

More details on my shawl on Ravelry.


Now that this shawl is off the needles, I can start a new one!

Happy Knitting!

14 comments :

  1. beautiful shawl and in my colors too!

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  2. Really beautiful and looks comfy to wear!

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  3. Magnificently amazing!!! it is glorious and I always enjoy knitting along with you.

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  4. Both shawls are beautiful. I was surprised to see that you used sock yarn when the pattern called for sport, yet it still knit to size. What size needles did you use?

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    1. I used the recommended needle size, a US 6. Using sock instead of sport created a little more of an open fabric, without altering the size much. I also blocked it pretty aggressively. I knit a shawl in 2015 that was US 6 with sock and I really liked the feel of it, so decided to do the same with this shawl!

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  5. Beautiful! What a great mix of yarns too!

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  6. It is very pretty and looks so cozy.

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  7. sooo pretty. I love the colors

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  8. mmm! this is so pretty Jeni! I want to come squish it! Yay for finishing!!!!

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  9. Your knitting is always so great. This shawl is just plain yummy!

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  10. Do you think you can help me with section 3? I am new to following a pattern like this and I am confused about the ridges 1-15 and on. If I start that section with 136 sts, I don’t know why 1-15 would end in 156. Can you advise me please?

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    1. It's been a few years since I knit this, so I'm not going to be much help! I recommend contacting the pattern designer directly, her name is Melanie Berg, here is her pattern support email: support@mairlynd.de

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