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Sommerfeld Shawl from Field Guide No. 4: Log Cabin


I’m not sure, mainly because the blocking instructions says to “push it into shape”.

The bind off for the vertical short rows is really tight. Then again the designer does say this is what gives it structure!

One good thing IMHO is it’s going to be large. At 5’9" and certain size I want a shawl that will wrap around me and not a shawlette which seems to be a trend


Here it is ready to start on the North end. I can actually just see the end in Sight! I was hoping to be done at two months. I’m taking a trip in 3 weeks…hopefully it will be done by then.

The colors are close to true, only the white is a very pale lavender.


So great, and I love the colors!


That looks lovely. You will love wearing it


I love it too very pretty colors.


I am picking up stitches for block 6. I love it already, I know I chose the right needle size because the texture, the fabric is fabulous. I love it when people at our craft night (at our pizza restaurant) see it, and they’re afraid to touch it and I practically throw it at them and they’re wowed. I was afraid of the yarn at first, but I’ll knit with it again: amazing, and comfortable once you get 20 or 30 garter ridges on the needles. Ann Weaver is a genius, and MDK woot woot!


It is a fun Knit! I’m finally on the home stretch. Last few rows of the final feather and fan section. My advice is to use stich markers when you get the feather and fan.

Amazing how light it is. FWIW The only time I’m using circular needles is the long part.


Finally I’m casting off will be done tomorrow will just have to weave in ends and block. It’s been a long 3,5 months.

I must be crazy I already have the yarn in the bag for the Log Cabin Greek Key lap robe for my sister’s birthday in June!


Hi everyone! Thanks for the wonderful notes here, a few of them really helped me along (I’m a fairly new knitter). I am halfway through block 8 and planning how to finish this - how would you recommend blocking it? I have never blocked anything before.