Wrapped up in the Outer Banks

Look!   Another finished object report!  I actually finished this about a month ago, but evidently, it takes me a while to block and get more photos.

July 2011 006

Blocked... loooong and lean

Outer Banks Aragante

Pattern:  Aragante, my first short-row, side to side shawl.  I can honestly say I’d knit this one again.  It was a pleasant, quick knit, and I’m delighted with the results.  Is it a scarf or a shawlette?  Dunno, but I like it.



Yarn:  Pout.  No, the yarn’s not called Pout, but that’s what I do every time I think about Springvalley aka: Alabama Fiber Dreams not really existing anymore.  Jessi has a great eye for color and really chose good bases for her yarns.  She dyed this Outer Banks light fingering with me – and our vacation spot – in mind, and I couldn’t love it more.

Needles:  US #7 Addi Clicks circs.  I love my Addi Clicks.  I have found some sizes have smoother joins than others, but…

July 2011 007

Lace edge

Verdict:  I’ll get a lot of use out of this one.  It’s long enough to be a scarf, definitely hugs my shoulders without need of a shawl pin, and did I mention the colors are fabulous?

How ’bout that weekend?  I’m looking forward to some time with a friend or two, and I’m trying to figure out how to get to see the last Harry Potter movie.  The Knight probably won’t want to go, and honestly, I do enjoy watching them with Gretchen, who definitely is at least part Crup and really is cute with all the head tilting, attentive watching/listening! 


22 comments on “Wrapped up in the Outer Banks

  1. Nichole says:

    Beautiful……. absolutely beautiful!
    Enjoy your weekend…… mine is non-stop, but at least I took Monday off! 🙂

  2. Sue says:

    Those colors really make me dream about the beach. How I’d love to be walking in the sand this weekend. Instead we’ll be staying in to avoid heat stroke. Oh well, lots of yarn is calling to me so I’m sure I can keep myself amused.

  3. Jessica says:

    that is so pretty….and anything that reminds me of the Outer Banks is a sure hit!
    Wished we lived closer, we could go to the movie together. Cannot believe your drive-ins do not allow dogs…isn’t that part of the charm of going to the drive-ins? dogs like movies, too! Fred and Henry loved going to the narnia movies…they told us so! :o)

  4. Nancy says:

    I love your shawlette and the yarn colors.

    Thanks for the pattern link. It’s going on my favorites page. I’ll get to it someday.

  5. Kathy says:

    Beautiful shawl!

  6. I already was craving a visit to the beach…even before your tempting Outer Banks blue shawl/scarf came into view. Thinking I’ll see the HP movie with Jim n Dani tomorrow…before dinner here with friends. Sunday….28 yrs!

  7. Marjie says:

    I love the Outer Banks color, too!

    Sorry, but I don’t think they’ll let Gretchen into a theater. People are weird about dogs going places. Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Wow…looks fantastic!!!

  9. kathy b says:

    Outer Bank A. is amazing just beautiful a masterpiece, lovely, even better on I’ll bet

  10. Kathy says:

    Gorgeous. Just simply gorgeous. The pattern is perfect for the tranquil and peaceful color. That Jessi has a good eye :D.

    Enjoy the movie.

    Weekend plans? Got nothing :/

  11. mary says:

    Lovely knit. Looking forward to meeting friends, too! LOL!

  12. StarSpry says:

    Your shawl is lovely! Great colors 🙂 Some friends and I went to the 12:30am showing of Harry Potter! It was really good 🙂

  13. Bubblesknits says:

    You’re sweet. 🙂 I’m just glad you like it. I might start back up with it one day, but it’ll be when the kids are older and I have more time. I guess that means when they’ve graduated high school. LOL

    We’re waiting until the craze dies down before we attempt the movie theaters. I figure we’ve got about two weeks before we’ll be seeing it. It’s not like we don’t know how it ends. 😉

  14. Amy says:

    I think the shawl came out beautiful! While I’m not a fan of side to side shawls, this is very pretty!

  15. SueG says:

    pretty, pretty shawl…love the colors.
    HP is a must see..I want to go again.

  16. Barbara says:

    Love seeing that finished! It’s truly lovely, Chan. Thanks for the close up of the edge….I am so impressed with your talent!

  17. AlisonHyde says:

    I love the view of it from further away, because then you really get the Claude Monet effect of it–Outer Banks is it! She totally captured the effect of the light on the water. Beautiful, and to be able to carry one of your favorite spots on your shoulders year-round through the work of your hands and the artistry of a friend–beautiful!

  18. Blond Duck says:

    I hope you had a good weekend!

  19. gMarie says:

    This is a lovely shawl. I’d like to see a “how I wear it” post showing how you are rocking the shawl look these days. Please? g

  20. Julie says:

    No offense, really, but I wish I had not read and seen this post! I joined the Shawl For The Fall group on Ravelry and thought I had finally made up my mind on a pattern. Now you make me wonder Chan! This is really nice. Thanks. Thanks a lot. You, you maker of beautiful knits. Go on have your fun, trying to decide how to wear it. Leave me alone to ponder what to make! Oh, cruel knitting world and my s~l~o~w hands!

  21. Linda says:

    Looks like the perfect shawl to me. Beautiful!

  22. Love your Argante. Great yarn choice for it. I, unfortunately, selected yarn a little TOO variegated for it and the short rows mucked it up something awful.

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