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I love to knit lacy little shawls. They are perfect accessories and provide an extra layer of warmth in the winter or a light layer in the spring and fall when you need an extra something to keep you warm.

But, you know, you can only knit so many lacy little shawls. You know the type — lots of stockinette stitch with a line of increases down the center and along the two edges. Lovely, of course, but sometimes you just want something a little different.

Knowing all of this, you can imagine my delight when I saw Monica’s Herbivore at Rhinebeck last October. I knew instantly that this was a shawl I had to knit. It still has those yarn over increases down the center but it also has them part-way on either side, too.

Really, this pattern is all about texture.

The ribbing texture.

The stockinette texture.

It all shines when you knit with a gorgeous semi-solid sock yarn like this Ball and Skein Super Sock in gray.

It’s almost, dare I say it, masculine. It’s not for him, though, it’s for me me me.


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  1. I love it. I do have a question, though. Was it difficult knitting with the dark color? I’m noticing problems now knitting dark colors in the evening.

  2. Love the simple lines. I’m putting it on my list.
    I’m knitting Dark and Stormy from the same colorway, Cinder. It is one of my favorites. 😉

  3. Really like the texture on this shawlette. So many are lacey, which I love, but this is very different and appealing.

  4. Herbivore just moved up a bunch of notches in my queue. Your shawl is beautiful! Last fall, I knit Stephen West’s Boneyard Shawl, and it has been my go-to shawl all winter (hope to blog about it on Friday). Will be scouting out yarn for this one soon!

  5. Herbivore was so much fun to knit! I love the gray color you used and Judy’s yarn is so yummy. Herbivore fits well around the shoulders, too!! Nice work, beautifully photograph….I’m so glad it’s YOURS!

  6. I really like this one! Here goes another one into my queue … perhaps I’ll make this one a reward after I finish Shawn’s sweater 🙂 Love the gray, the subtle variations in color remind me of a stormy night.

  7. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I must have! Perfection, Carole. Absolute perfection.

  8. Very pretty! I love the texture. I have some yarn that would shine in that pattern. Time to put it in the queu.

  9. Carole, I love shawls but want that shawl………..I love most of what you do. Must be the name thing. I’d like to get the pattern, but when I went to the blog site couldn’t get in. Any suggestions? Think I told you once but it’s worth repeating – read your blog first, each day. Love your positive influence on my day!

  10. I have been wanting to knit that shawl for a long time not but I never seem to have time ti get around to it. Yours looks wonderful maybe I need to make time to get around to it.

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