Red Death

I’ve knitted up another version of my Black Death shawl, so that I could make notes as I went and write up the pattern. This time I used Malabrigo Rios, in a gorgeous red and pink shade called Jupiter.

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I made it larger, to make the most of the yarn I had. This makes it more practical for those that like to wear shawls as shawls

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and also gives plenty of fabric in this drapey yarn that can be snuggled around the neck as a scarf.

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A kind friend is going to test knit it for me, and I hope to be able to release this woolly plague into the world soon!

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6 Responses to Red Death

  1. Mindy says:

    Just gorgeous! Can’t wait for the pattern!

    • Virginia Maree Hunia says:

      I love my knitting and can’t wait for this Pattern I want to make for my Mum Jessie 83 living in Tasmania.

  2. Elspeth campbell says:

    I’m really looking forward to knitting your red death shawl pattern. I want to spin some yarn ready for it. Can you guesstimate yardage?
    Elspeth x

    • Hoxton says:

      Am in awe of the skills! On 5mm needles, with worsted weight yarn, I’d guesstimate 250-350 yds. Assuming my pattern works as intended, there are two sizes. The original black version is smaller and I only used the second skein of Malabrigo for the lace border, giving a shawl 57 inches wide and 15 inches deep. The larger red version is 80 inches wide and 24 inches deep.

  3. Ellen says:

    It’s lovely! Looking forward to the pattern.

  4. Ruth says:

    Tell me the story of the name of the pattern – interesting, I`m sure.

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