DOMESTIC STRATA // Aran Knit Shawl Worket

Week 13-16 – Skeins N⁰. 14 – N⁰. 19 My Worket™

Madeleine Roberg sitting on a stone wall wearing her hand knit Worket™ Shawl.

I know that you all haven’t heard from me for a while, but I have been busy over the last month knitting.  Last year I bought a cheap synthetic black shawl that is essentially a blanket with a slit in it so you can conveniently wear a blanket and still move around and do stuff.   I nicknamed it the WORKET™ use it is essentially a blanket you can wear at work, which is awesome for a person like me that has been known to wear her down coat inside in July because of cold office buildings. With winter upon us I thought my cheap black Worket™ could do with an upgrade.  I use to work with a woman that had a lovely tapestry style Worket™ and I am not sure why I waited so long to get with the program.

Fishermen't Wool Lamb Pride Yarn in Natural Honeycomb knit for 52 skeins

After my first attempt with a lace design didn’t feel right I switched to cables and while they take time, they always look amazing in natural wool. I ended up using 5.5 skeins of Lamb’s Pride Fishermen’s Wool.

Honeycomb knit front pieces of worket knit with Fisherman's Wool.

Each front panel took a week of knitting to complete. The first week I hurt my neck and at first I blamed the knitting but it turned out that knitting was not the problem, thankfully.

Planning a knitting project.

When it was time to join the two front pieces I realized that I hadn’t thought it through and after some harumphs I ended up adding cables down the back.

Madeleine Roberg wearing Cable Knit WORKET shawl.
I am still not quite sure about the length of the Worket™. The back is okay but the front hangs down pretty far and there is a fine line between chic and frumpy.

Madeleine Roberg of Domestic Strata wearing finished hand knit aran worket™ shawl.

The weather out here this year has actually felt a bit like winters in Nebraska, grey and cold.  I am probably going to be living in this until April.




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