MagratheaI finished another knit!

It’s Magrathea, by Martina Behm. I really really loved knitting this – the construction is super interesting, and the result is an asymmetrical shawlette/scarflette. The only issue I had was that I couldn’t quite get the points to block out the same way on both sides, but I think it still looks good.

I knitted this for a Mother’s Day swap with my lovely February 2010 Ravelry pals, or Ravelmamas, as we like to call each other. :) (Our group started because we were all pregnant and due around the same time.) It’s winging its way to a secret location right now!


I look sort of nuts in this picture, but I wanted to show you how long the scarf got once I blocked it. o hai I am so dorky. I used Araucania Ranco, which is soft and lovely and comes in beautiful colors. I actually went to the yarn store looking for a semi solid worsted weight yarn for a different pattern, but I fell in love with this yarn and decided to knit Magrathea instead. I’m glad I did. I had so much fun knitting it that I immediately cast on for another shawl – this time, for myself.

One last (kinda crappy) pic so you can see the lace a little better:

Magrathea, from the back.
from the back.

I already received my swap package and got an absolutely beautiful Aeolian Shawl – from a mama who just had another baby, too!

Gorgeous shawl from my Ravelmama friend Jamie.
Gorgeous shawl from my Ravelmama friend Jamie.

Yay for Ravelry friends and swaps!


  1. says

    That shawl you knit and the one you got are both really pretty! And look at all your blogging! That is inspiring me to blog something…

  2. says

    I just found your lovely blog this evening.Those shawls are aboslutely beautiful!
    I’m off to take a look around your blog a bit more.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  3. says

    Ok so this comment has absolutely nothing to do with this particular post but I have a question. You’ll have to forgive me if this is a dumb question. I’m trying to find a way to subscribe to your blog via RSS or just through wordpress or email or something. I just found your blog and I love it and as I too am a mom of a baby I am forgetful and I’m afraid I’ll never remember you if I don’t have some sort of subscription! Thanks in advance!

  4. says

    Love that purple shawl. I’ve had a moritorium on books, I’m behind on the two dozen just curl up and read not to mention all the patterns I have stacked in line to be done what with the new business and all, but I may have to get this one.

    My Mom would love it and I haven’t made her anything that wasn’t large and chunky lately. And I could use a new yarn I just got in called Summertime. Really bright and funky. The Mommy needs some of this in her life to fight the frump. I should mention she’s 66 so she’s entitled to some frump if she wants.


  5. says

    hey, your chevron hat brought me here, i’m from georgia too! i havent heard of a ravelry friend swap, that sounds awesome ! x

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