Finished Knit Shawl from KAL


I mentioned in my post last week that I was participating in a KAL – Knit Along – with a facebook knitting group.  Well , I got my shawl finished and blocked over the weekend and was able to wear it on Easter to church – I was so excited!

April KAL Nympalidea Shawl  Kimberlees Korner


This shawl was a lot of fun to knit and I believe it only took me about 2 1/2 weeks to finish it.  I worked on it a little bit each day but I think there were a couple of days that I didn’t get any knitting done on it.

The pattern is a free pattern on Ravelry – click on the highlighted text to take you to the pattern.  When I first looked at the pattern I was thinking it was going to be really hard and involved but once I started knitting and made myself a chart to follow along it was really pretty simple.  If you can knit, purl, yo – yarn over, k2tog – knit 2 stitches together – then you should be able to knit this shawl.  If you click on the highlighted text chart to follow it will give you the pdf chart I made that will help you keep track of your rows once the pattern is established and you are just repeating the welt and wedge D.

Below is a back view of the shawl – it has rows of welts and wedges of short row shaping that make this pretty design on the back.

Back of Shawl for April KAL  Kimberlees Korner

I was also so happy to discover that it coordinated well with this new skirt I had just made a week ago.  Even my husband noticed how well they went together and commented on that when we were walking in to church Easter morning.

The yarn I used to make this shawl was just some yarn I had in my stash.  I used one skein of Yarn Bee Snowflake Wool Blend – 247 yards and one skein of Loops & Threads Payette – 216 yards.  I will say that I could have used a few more yards of both yarns as I had to finish with one less round of welts and wedges but it was long enough for me.  Below is a photo of how much yarn I had left:

yarn left from knitting shawl  Kimberlees Korner

I am looking forward to making another one of these shawls soon.  Right now I am working on a couple of other new shawl-wrap designs and I also just finished a crochet project that I will be sharing a tutorial for on my blog very soon.  What projects are you currently working on?  Click on Leave a Reply and tell me about them.

Have a great day!Nymphadelia Shawl knit by Kimberlee from Kimberlees Korner


14 Replies to “Finished Knit Shawl from KAL”

  1. After I released this pattern, a industrious crocheter, Julie Blagojevich, translated the design into crochet. It is called “Cate’s Wrap” and also available as a free Ravelry download. So anyone interested in a crochet version, take a look at Julie’s version of Nymphalidea.
    I’ve not worked the Cate’s Wrap version but there are a number of great finished object examples.

    1. Melinda – Thanks for letting me know this. I crochet too and am interested in trying it out. I really love your pattern and it was a lot of fun to knit. I recently ordered some new yarn to make another one – the yarn I used for this one was just some I had in my stash and I actually didn’t really like the snowflake yarn that much until I made your pattern with it.

    1. Thanks Laura – I’ll be stopping by later today to link up again. Also looking forward to checking out your rhubarb and white choc. cookies post – I love rhubarb and just made a smoothie with it for breakfast today.

  2. I love the colors you used in your shawl! Great project!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! I hope you will join us again this Saturday at 8:00 am EST!

    ~ Ashley

    1. Thank you Ashley. The yarn I used was some I had for a while – it just happened to work well with each other since you use 2 different yarns. I will stop by again this weekend.

    1. Thanks Marti! I was really pleased with how it turned out – I am going to wear it again today to show a friend of mine who I meet to knit and have coffee with on Friday mornings.

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