Nanette's Needles

With Silver Bells and Petrie Shells

Posted on: June 5, 2011

Yes, yes, I know. That should read cockle shells but it just wouldn’t work for a title.

Petrie Shell - FrontI found this really neat pattern called Petrie  Shell on Knitty. I think this is the second pattern I’ve done from Knitty. The Annis shawl was also from there. The cool thing about their patterns is they are all free and Knitty has a common list of knitting terms. (Yes, I like Knitty.)

This shell looked so simple and I love the draped boat neck. For all it’s simplicity, though, there are still a few techniques for me to learn. Oh, and other thing that appeals is it looks like it should go quickly. My daughter wants me to knit one for her as well so this is going to keep me busy for awhile. Yes, I’ll do another MIL shawl. It’s only spring! (For another couple weeks, anyway.)

Valley Yarns RainbowThe pattern calls for a 100% cotton yarn and, of course, that’s not what I plan to use. I plan to use a wool blend of roughly the same weight. Another reason why quick is important, cause if it doesn’t work out…


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