Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wear that Shawl

Hi, Knitters,
I randomly selected two winners for the Alana Dakos giveaway. lisaknitsinGA (rav id) is the winner of  Botanical Knits! carolannknits (rav id) is the winner of Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf! Congratulations to both of you. I'll have another giveaway very soon. Thanks to all for participating.

For today, I had an email last week from Ronni on behalf of her knitting group. She referenced the photo (above) of TC wearing the Quaker Ridge Shawlette  or the QRS and she was wondering how to get the shawl to look like this. She thought it was a funny question but I think it's a great question. I wrote Ronni back saying I would put up a quick video sharing different ways I like to wear my shawls. 

If you can't see the video for email subscribers, click right here to watch the video on youtube.

The video is 4 minutes long so it is a short one. Enjoy!

Do you wear your shawls a different way? I'd love to hear about it. Or what's your favorite way to wear your shawls?

I forgot to show this one shoulder wrap style in the video. I think this looks so stylish (especially with your braces:).

Have a great Valentine's Day! This is a painted and graffiti-ed heart I made with my girls. I hope you are all getting some time to knit and to be with loved ones.
best, susie
p.s. Craftsy is having an enormous sale starting today through February 17th. Some classes are as much as 75% off! Click here to find out more.


Sara said...

I just love your little videos!

Minerva Turkey said...

Thank you for sharing the video. I love to see how others wear their shawls. They are one of my favorite accessories. Lately I've really enjoyed wrapping them around my waist and letting them drape over on one side. It's a nice way to hid one's bum. :)

Vicki Maynes said...

Now I REALLY have to knit the QRS! I'm going to share the video next week with my knitting group. Thank you for the great ideas as usual!

Lisa said...

Thanks to you Susan and to Alana for the great Botanical Knits giveway! I'm so excited and thankful!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!


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LoriAngela said...

You should copyright the word cute because you are so right and so cute.
I often wear my shawls with the point on my shoulder like in your second picture. If I put my coat or sweater on, muggles have no idea what I am wearing and call it a scarf or a sweater.

Magda said...

Thank you for sharing beautiful knitting things. I like your knit activity :)
Shawl is splendid!

Carol said...

Very endearingly delightful video; a pleasure to watch.

Deb said...

You are always so sweet in your videos:) Yes the craftsy sale is amazing . I really hope you do more classes for them!!!! looking forward to seeing the baby sweaters you have created.

Rebekah B. said...

LOVED your video... thanks! I want to make a shawl now. Is the QRS an easy first shawl knit, or do you have another recommendation?

You mentioned another shawl that you want to knit next, long enough to cross in the front and tie in the back... which pattern is that?

Thanks! You're amazing!

Susan B. Anderson said...

Rebekah B. - The Quaker Ridge Shawlette is an easy shawl to knit. To make it even easier you could switch out the M1R and M1L to a kfb or a backward loop increase. You could leave off the beads and even the ruffle to make it super simple.

I am going to design a cross in front, tie in the back shawl so I wasn't referring to a specific pattern.

idiosyncratic eye said...

I've worn my QRS an awful lot this winter and it always gets comments! I usually wear it bandana style when I'm out and about, over my coat. :)