I was on a shawl knitting frenzy at the beginning of the year. I started the Arya Shawl and then began this one, the Allie Shawl, as a KAL (knit-a-long) with my knitting pal. And this was so much fun to knit!
With the Allie Shawl, I got to knit with a new yarn using a pattern from a new designer – and I got to learn a new skill during the process! That’s some great knitting there!
I had bought the Three Irish Girls kit for this pattern last year. When my knitting pal needed a pattern to use a 3-skein set that she’d found, I sent her this pattern and she really liked it.
One of the best things about this pattern is that I got to learn a new skill: mosaic knitting. The first section you start is mosaic – so you get the hard part out of the way in the beginning. Genius!
Jennifer Wood’s inspiration for this pattern is the colorway My Cherie Amour, from Three Irish Girls. This color is delightful enough to inspire a project – the lightest of pinks with flecks of camel and greyish/navy…. So the combination of these three colors together is absolutely perfect.
This was the first kit I’ve purchased. And what a great decision it was!
Pattern: Allie Shawl by Jennifer Wood
Yarn: Three Irish Girls Adorn Luxe
Colorways: Guiness (camel), Doge’s Palace (grey/navy), My Cherie Amour (light pink)
Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm)
Made for: me
Time to Completion: 1.3 months
This shawl was so much fun to knit. Once the mosaic knitting is done, the stockinette is super easy. The color changes – and merely the flecks in My Cherie Amour – keep you engaged and happy.
I did not do a gauge swatch for this project – my bad – but it knit up beautifully on size 3 needles. In truth, I wish it was a bit bigger. It’s more like a scarf than a shawl. I can’t really see myself wrapping up in it as it’s not very wide. The widest part is the mosaic section and you decrease through the entire thing.
But I love it. I could see making up a different set of yarn and casting on more stitches to make it wider…. Oh, the number of color combinations!!