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Friday, December 10, 2010

Episode 24 More Shawl Style

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Quince & Co. is giving away a scarf pattern and the yarn to make it (your choice) to one lucky listener of Knitting Pipeline.  Leave a comment below or on Episode 23 and your name will be entered into the drawing.  The winner will be announced on Episode 25!  Be sure to leave a way for me to reach you, either your blog or Ravelry name!

Here are some new photos of my recent Quince Stash.

Chickadee (Sport Weight) in the color Bird's Egg.  Oh, the possibilities!

A luscious skein of Pomegranate.

Finished Projects

Schieffelin Point Shawl by Kate Gagnon Osborn.  A free pattern from Kelbourne Woolens.

Blocking on the guest bed.  The best photo for showing the shape of the shawl.

The color is Snap Pea in the Chickadee line from Quince & Co.

Lace detail
Falling Water Shawl by Rose Beck/Rosy Posy Designs.

Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums performed at Grace Family Christmas last weekend.  The show was fabulous!  I will let you know when this program will air on television in the U.S.

The "No-Purl Experiment" of One
For the past month or so I have been doing as little purling as possible because I had been experiencing some discomfort in my hands after knitting for a while.  I have concluded (quite scientifically, of course) that purling was the culprit.  Bad purl!

No-Purl Patterns Submitted by Pipeliners
Most of these are linked on the Knitting Pipeline Podcast Group on Ravelry
  • Round the Bend Jacket by Meg Swansen
  • 22.5 degrees by Martina Behm
  • Baktus by Strikkelisa
  • Eyelet Shawl by Vickie Harding (not garter stitch but could possibly be converted)
  • Brandywine Shawl by Rosemary Hill
  • Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf by Karen Baumer
  • Milkweed Shawl by Laura Chau
  • Confluence Shawlette by Sivia Harding
  • Clockwork by Stephen West
  • Einstein Jacket by Sally Melville
  • Wavy Scarf by Handmaiden
  • Sea Lettuce Scarf by Lucy Neatby
  • Super Easy Baby Blanket by Whitney Van Nes
  • Easy top Down Raglan by Susan B. Anderson
I'm going to Camp KIP!  Are you?  Jackie of KIPing it Real Podcast is organizing a fantastic retreat at Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton IL April 6-9.  Read about it and register here

The tune is from Magnatune's Christmas Album.  Gloucestershire Wassail-Wassail Song by James Edwards.


Pretentious Wombat said...

I had to laugh when you mentioned my "drooling" comment. Then I realized that I had sent you a pm on Ravelry and didn't leave a comment on the blog to enter the contest! My bad - I guess I was overtaken by the yarn fumes here amidst all my holiday knitting.

I found that I don't have quite the purling problems anymore after switching over to the Portuguese method. I taught myself just watching the YouTube videos and now use that method when working those long rows on shawls.

Speaking of shawls, I really like the raglan style because I don't have long tails and they stay on my shoulders. I recently converted a Bitterroot shawl to a raglan style. It was certainly a labour of love and I still have to block it but I think it's going to be a favourite of mine. I made two of Stephanie Japel's Mirth Shawls and that's what got me hooked on raglans.

BTW, my nephew and his wife are both pipers :-D


Nicole said...

I finally got caught up with your podcast and had to come to the website to check out the yarn you were raving about! Now that I see how gorgeous it is, I figured I should leave a comment and see if I get lucky...if not, I'll be visiting the Quince website to buy some of that beautiful yarn anyway!

Loving the podcast, my Knitting Guru! You sound like you're having a lot of fun with it :)


Sally said...

The Quince & Co. yarns look lovely...I'm dreaming of something cozy in the parsley colorway. Sally aka Fibercrafter on Rav

cheley said...

Paula, I am a fellow central IL shawl wearer. I wear the few I have very frequently and get lots of comments too. A friend at work has been hounding me to make her one. I told I would do it for two million dollars or I could teach her for free. Now she just tells me it is so pretty and pets me. I did not convert her to knitting but she has stopped trying to coerce me to knit for her. I am KnittaSista on Ravelry if you want to take a look. I really enjoy the podcast, thank you.

RiverCitySTL said...

I have been drooling over the Quince yarns since they first came out. However, I haven't allowed myself the indulgence to buy myself more yarn just yet. I have so much sock yarn, that I haven't given myself permission to buy any new yarn of any type. Thanks for the chance to win!

I am RiverCitySTL on Ravelry, and live in nearby state of Missouri.

Funky said...

I LOVE your shawl made out of Chickadee yarn!!! We had a rare chickadee visitor at our feeder yesterday. They are so cute! That is so cool that their yarns are named after birds.

Unknown said...

I only started listening to your podcast last month but I am really enjoying it. I love your shawls. One day I will build up the courage to knit that much lace. Thanks for podcasting!

nwheatley (ravelry)

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula,
I've been listening a while and am sorry not to have posted sooner to say how much I enjoy your podcast and the various segments you include.

How bold and wonderful of you to convince Quince and Co. to do a giveaway. Their yarns look amazing and I love that they use Cecily Glowik McDonald to do many of their designs.

hutchart (ravelry)

blb said...

Let me try this again. After listening to your tip in the last podcast about posting comments, I am trying another browser--and hoping I am not double posting.

First, thanks so much for all the pattern mentions in this episode. After listening to this and the last episode, I am itching to cast on for another shawl....

Oh, and, I LOVE the picture at the top of your other blog--the lovely white lilac and Monarch (I think) butterfly.

(blb on ravelry)

Ruth said...

Hello Paula:
I am an avid listener of your podcast---great job! I look forward to each and every episode. Please enter me into the Quince and Co. contest! Thank-you, Ruth aka rabbitlady on Ravelry or

Cheryl S. said...

I love the Bird's Egg color! Gorgeous yarn. I'd love to win some. I'm CabledSheep on Ravelry.

I love my Schieffelin Point shawl - it's so nice and squishy with all of that garter stitch, and I really like the half-circle shape.

Lisaknits said...

I haven't attempted a shawl yet but I am inspires!
Hope I win!

Unknown said...

Shawl/shawlette knitting is all I seem to be doing recently. Love them! I had to drag myself away to start a hood. I love Quince&Co's efforts to support USA products, they are in good company with designers like Jared Flood.
I def will support them! :)

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I would love to do the gorgeous Caribou scarf in Peacock, River and Lupine. What a stunner that would be. Thanks for the giveaway. I can be reached through my blogger profile.

Heidiinthehills said...

Hi Paula I've already made a purchase from Quince & Co after listening to your podcast. I wanted to send my knitting sister something extra special for Christmas, after looking at their webpage decided to send a pattern and yarn (puffin). How jealous am I, winning the yarn and pattern would certainly make up for it. Thanks for such a great podcast, loving hearing about shawls in such detail.

Unknown said...

Snap pea, pomegranate, river--so lovely!

Anonymous said...

I have just found your blog and can't wait to listen to the podcast. I would love to win some Quince and Co yarn!

kgmama (on Ravelry)

norabrown said...

The yarns look really nice, but I have myself on a strict yarn diet for a bit.

And as always, I love your shawls. You do such nice work.

Mary (aka Mina) said...

I have loved wearing shawls long before it was fashinable. Several years back, towards the end of summer begining of fall, I was wearing a long summer dress with a shawl. Like you mentioned before, air conditioning is never the right teperature. Anyway, a man approached me and said to me " You look like a lady." Every time I wear a shawl I think of that man.
Thank you for this fantastic segment.

marimariknit said...

You have a great podcast, I enjoy it every time.
Everyone should remember, shawls are like everything else. Just knit and purl. If you really want something, you will make it. Just try.

Karen in Maine said...

Paula, thank you for your podcast. I enjoy listening and always learn something.
What a great giveaway!
karen4 on ravelry

Cate said...

Shawls are great to keep at work to throw on when it gets cold here in Maine! I'd love to try Quince yarn and need a new scarf. Thanks for the giveaway -- I'm enjoying your podcast (I don't play bagpipes, but when I lived in Montana I danced in a Scottish country dance group and also lived in Scotland for a bit after graduating from college -- I LOVE pipe and drum music!). ctashton at colby dot edu

Karen said...

Love your shawls, I am a shawl fan as well. Would love to win the quince yarn as well!
basilicali on ravelry

Oatie said...

Paula, your shawls are really beautiful. I wear shawls all the time all different ways. I love them and also love that they are not mass produced. The Quince & Co yarns are gorgeous. I would love to try them!

Linda aka OatieP2 on ravelry

GayleT said...

I loved listening to you talk about your shawls!vtgayle on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula -- I've sure been enjoying all the "shawl talk". I love shawls -- knitting them AND wearing them! The Quince & Co. yarn is just beautiful. Sure hope I win some!!!! :)

Boom-GP on Ravelry

penelope10 said...

Love to be a part of the Giveaway! Thank you

melcauble said...

I really have been wanting some of that yarn but haven't been able to decide the perfect pattern or which color I want. Please include me in the contest! Thanks!

kaystir said...

Love you podcast, love that yarn, going to go and leave an I-tunes review. Kaystir on Ravelry.

One Sheep said...

Your shawls are really lovely. They're so perfect for the SF Bay Area weather, I wish I liked wearing a shawl, but I've never been comfortable in one. I'd love some gorgeous Quince & Co. yarn, thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I am really enjoying your podcast! Thanks also for introducing me to The Woolen Rabbit - such beautiful colors! Quince & Co. is a great yarn, too.

Badknitter on Ravelry

rusticknitter said...

Paula - don't let the 22.5 degree shawl's increases daunt you. it's really easy to see the every 3rd row increase (YOs) down the middle of the triangle and the ends increase by a stitch each row. i knitted it in the car with a little flashlight hooked to my ear (while my husband was driving of course!) and i'm not an accomplished knitter.

douknit2 said...

I am just in love with the Quince yarns! Absolutely divine looking stuff. I hope I can get my hands on some soon.

As a fellow Illinois knitter, I hope all of your shawls are keeping you warm in what looks like will be a long, cold winter!

douknit2 on Ravelry

Anonymous said...


Thanks for your podcast, I really enjoy listening to it. I am amazed at how much knitting you get done in a year! And they are all beautiful things! Also, after listening to your podcast, I had a look at the Quince & Co. website. They really have beautiful yarn and their new company seems very promising. I wish them a lot of success and the same to you!

clementine22 on Ravelry

Moonie said...

I'm listening to you for the first time ever! I heard your podcast mentioned on the Knitmore girls one, and had to come over to check it out for myself. I like it! Your description of the "gross" yarn chewing had me giggling, as I do the exact same thing :)
The Quince sounds like an absolute dream, so of course I'm tossing my name into the hat! I had never heard of it before, so I'm happy to have had my yarn horizon expanded.
~MayaMoonie (on Rav)

Julie said...

I am so enjoying your podcast, especially all the talk about shawls and shawlettes, which are my new passion.

Thanks for your podcast—I look forward to every episode.

jchant on Ravelry

denise said...

2011is going to be my year of shawls. I would love to start the year off with using this wonderful yarn. Thanks for a great podcast, I really enjoy it

deniseinchina on raverly
( I am in the states right now)

Roue said...

I want to knit shawls too! I really want to be knitting the Pagona shawl with everyone else because it looks so nice! I wore a friend's Pagona for a bit recently and it fit so nice!! Love you Paula, can't wait to meet you at CampKIP!

Natalie Servant said...

Paula, thanks for keeping me company with your podcast while I took down the Christmas tree and all the decorations. What a pleasant way to speed up this task!

Anonymous said...

Ha too late for the Jan 21 drawing... thats ok. Just having some special memories of kniting classes when my wee ones were at my feet. Saved my sanity :}

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