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Carol's Clever Little Shawl


Ruffled Peddler
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Here's an evolving collection of ideas, patterns and websites that I'm pleased to share with you.

Please click on the links at left to go to some of my favorite things. Enjoy!

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Carol's Clever Little Shawl Pattern pdf

Carol Sanders created this pattern, inspired by an antique shawl from the 1800's. She likes to say that the credit belongs to the original unknown creator, "Myrtle" she fondly calls her, but I know that this little gem wouldn't be available to us without Carol's skill and talent. She has kindly offered her pattern to all of us to knit and enjoy and has given me permission to put it up on my website. As the creator of this pattern, Carol asks that you do not sell the pattern or knit it to sell. Knit it for those you love and freely share it as a gift from one knitter to another.

So many knitters have requested the pattern that while I haven't yet photographed one, I wanted to get the pattern up on my site as soon as possible. Until a photo appears you can knit it as a "mystery shawl"! Some hints: the shawl is in garter stitch, knitted side-to-side. The lace edging is knitted on as you go. The shawl is shaped with short rows and closes "cleverly" with interlacing front tips created at the beginning and end of the shawl. It is very easy to knit once you get going and you may feel secure knowing that even without a picture, the directions, given here in Carol's original format, work perfectly. Just follow the directions. I have knitted many of these lovely shawls in many different yarns and they have all been successful, so feel free to experiment with different needle sizes and yarns.

I am honored to present Carol's clever and historic pattern to you. Enjoy!

Ruffled Peddler Shawl

Wool Peddler’s Shawl "ruffled” variation

from Folk Shawls

© Cheryl Oberle 2008



© Cheryl Oberle 2008

Knitting Joy


For the ones we love....those we know
those we've never met.

The Famous 5 hour Baby Sweater and Bonnet

These patterns have been floating around the knitting world for years. The pattern I have is dated 1996 and is one that Denver Community Knitting used for baby sweaters and bonnets donated to a local hospital.

Photo © Cheryl Oberle 2008

The history of the patterns is on the site below. Joan Hamer who used to publish the Pine Meadow Knitting news, a newsletter dedicated to knitting for good causes, played a big part in getting the patterns out there for knitters to use.

The patterns are still available, now online, with their history, and with some options from Fiber Gypsy/ Fiber Link

A couple things I did differently...
I added a couple little buttons under the yoke of the sweater (no buttonholes....just push the button through the garter stitch border!) On the bonnet, I let the crocheted front edge just roll back instead of turning it under for a hem. Oh yes, and I used a twisted cord instead of a crocheted one on the Bonnet and at the neck of the sweater.

I didn't time it but this is a quick knit and the pattern is written very accurately.

Give it a try! Knit it with Joy then Give it away!








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