Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Mohana shawl is available now!

I can't quite believe it myself, but we are finally done with the pattern. We, Angelika and I, tried to make it as easy to understand as possible. It's my first shawl pattern I've written down, and it's not easy. I could knit from my note, but that does not mean others could too. Angelika was a big help, pointing out, what should be made clearer, what better left out, or added. She finished this beautiful shawl, which you can see at the bottom of this post. I love how the yarn turned out. This shawl was written for talented Maggie, who was first time vendor at Knitter's Frolic 2008, to show what else you can do with her lovely sock yarn. I like knitting lace with sock yarn, and her sense of color is a great one. This was the second shawl I made from her yarn. specifics:
yarn: 2.5 skeins fingering sock yarn, mediumweight, Dyed in the Wool Handmade
needles: 4mm ciruclar
size after blocking: 45 inches by 80 inches (blogger is being funny and doesn't let me use the other keys)

close up of Chart C and border

My first Mohana shawl was made with Jojoland Melody.

This is Angelika's beautiful Mohana shawl.

Thank you, Angelika for being such a wonderful test knitter!
I offer this pattern for free, but if you feel inclined to do so, you are welcome to make a donation, which is very much appreciated! Thank you!
Errata:
Chart C, written row 1 should read:
K2, PM, YO, K1, [YO, Sl1-K2tog-PSSO, YO, K3], repeat [to] 25 times, YO, Sl1-K2tog-PSSO, YO, K1, YO, PM, center stitches, then repeat whole section as mirror image from marker to marker on the other side of the shawl and end with k2 border stitches.






43 comments:

Kelly said...

absolutely beautiful Monika!
I need to finish mum's that I start for next week eek before I even attempt that one!
Love it in the yellow... yumm I just dyed some yellow yarn too...

weebug said...

that turned out lovely!

Lankakomero said...

Thank you for this lovely shawl pattern! The picot edging look so nice!

Juli said...

Du weißt ja, dass ich es mit dem Englischen nicht so habe. Doch ich glaube schon, Dich richtig verstanden zu haben...

Monika, ich bin beeindruckt, begeistert, sprachlos! Gratulation!!!!!

Ein Tuch aus Sockenwolle? Wenn das mal nicht Klasse ist. Pflegeleichter geht es ja nicht! Muss ich haben, will ich stricken! Wenn ich nur wüsste wann?

Ganz liebe Grüße, Juli

keri said...

Very pretty! Thank you for such a lovely pattern, already downloaded and donated and looking for the right yarn.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Monika ...
wow - ein wunderschönes Tuch ! Danke für die tolle Anleitung!

Liebe Grüsse;
Anja (myblog.de/Sockenanja)

Angelika said...

This is too cool. I can't wait to see more projects of this pattern popping up on Ravelry and the different ways they turn out. It was fun to knit this for you and won't mind doing it again, if you can bare my critisism. :)

GoldenTracks said...

I love it! Sooo pretty! and uses sock yarn too!
The world is a prettier place because of creative people like you.
Thank you
Yvonne

Jill said...

Sooo beautiful! I love the little edge. Wonderful job and congratulations!

Heike said...

Liebe Moni,

dieses Tuch ist wirklich toll und besonders toll in der gelben melody. Ich werde es bestimmt nachstricken - aber alles zu seiner Zeit.
Ich bin wieder einmal sehr beeindruckt von Deine Fähigkeiten und finde es toll, dass Du das Muster zur Verfügung stellst.

LG Heike

hakucho said...

Beautiful :)

myboringblog said...

That must be so satisfying to see all your hard work turn out so beautifully! :-)

Strickfimmel said...

Ich weiß jetzt schon was ich als nächstes stricken werden. Es kribbelt mir jetzt schon in den Fingern, wenn ich diesen traumhaften Shawl sehe. Die verschiedenen Muster passen super zueinander und machen diesen Shawl so einzigartig. Vielen Dank für die Anleitung und für die viele Arbeit die Du Dir gemacht hast.

Beverly said...

They are all lovely. You do a great job with all your designs.

lexa said...

How beautiful!

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

well done! just beautiful

Robbyn said...

That is a very beautiful shawl, Monica. Thanks profoundly for the pattern - I do hope to make this one day :)

hannahknits said...

What a beautiful design! Well done Monika!!!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Lovely! Just lovely. I've long thought that lace knit in sock yarn just makes sense.

Kirsten said...

This is so, so beautiful! Congratulations Monika!!! Thanks for sharing!

Irene said...

The pattern is completely stunning! I wish I had the brains for lace work!!! You are a complete class act! Well done!

(Well done Monika for your bravery re payment!!! ;-))

Gloria Patre said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! Another perfect shawl! I love the pale purple original one! You make it look so easy but I am completely convinced I could never make one! LOL!!

Ann said...

The shawl is gorgeous & thanks for sharing.

Javajem said...

Wow! That is a beautiful shawl! Great job!

Firefly Nights said...

I agree with you about using sock yarn for shawls. The lace weights are just a little bit too thin for me.

Thank you for the shawl pattern. It is lovely, and your presentation of the pattern looks very professional.

artinreality said...

What a beauty! When my skills are up to it, I will definitely make this shawl! Thank you so much!

Tigergirl said...

I download it.
I love it so much.
Thank you so much!!

iris-julimond said...

Hello Monika
I am nearly finished with this great pattern. Wonderful and thankyou.
Danke Monika, eine tolle Anleitung.
lg
Iris

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful. Thanks for making the pattern available.

Cindy Yeager said...

I love the look of the shawl and have donated, but I get the following message-
Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage.

Can you help me please??

pat said...

Hey Monika - Threadbear has the link to this pattern in the current newsletter - you are amazing...remember those 1st few lace knits?? You've gone speeding right past me in your lace knitting abilities....gorgeous shawl!!

Violiknit said...

That is a gorgeous shawl! You are such a talented designer!

Grete Letting said...

I have admired your beautiful crafts! And I fell in love with the Mohana shawl. I have yarn for it, it arrives from SWTC tomorrow!
Thank you!
Grete in Norway

Anonymous said...

Dear Monika,
I'm just learning knitting and I'm so exciting for the possibilities that this craft offers... I'm so grateful that I found incredible patterns that you made available to newcomers like me.
I can start knitting my Christmas gifts now :)
You have a wonderful skill, thank you for sharing it.
Gladys

Bev Love said...

Monika,
I sent a donation for this beautiful shawl, and I downloaded the set of Three Sister's Scarves as well. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns.

Bev Love
aka paletpc

dove said...

Monika,
I saw your Mohana Shawl for the first time yesterday and fell in love with it. I made a donation and no download feature came up. So I downloaded it from the main web page after donating. Without seeming more silly than I already am, is this the correct format?

Thanks, dove

Amanda said...

I like the first mohana shawl you made the most, I like the colors.

Anonymous said...

Monika: I donated. This is near the top of my top 10 loviest shawls. Also your fingerless mitts are awesome. My daughter-in-law loves here.

Keep creating. Janet

Romi said...

Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

I was not able to follow the pattern beyond Line 5. Line 6 does not match. Has anyone knit this shawl. Please help. It is so pretty.
Also, The sock yarn I found does not have any shine to it. Pleae suggest if I can use any other kind.

Leena said...

Hello Monika,

I was unable to follow the pattern,I am a beginner.I love the pattern so much that I have to knit it. Please help.

Leena

Anonymous said...

I want to make this shawl! can somebody please explain the "RT" stitch more clearly. I don't think I understand it very well...

Catiya said...

Does anyone have a longhand version please? I'm just no good with the charts! xx