Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Camping Shawl





 
 
I finished my Elizabeth Zimmerman 100th Anniversary Camping Shawl.  I just loved this pattern and I am very happy to have something girly in my wardrobe.  This is a free pattern and it was such a joy to knit. Each pattern stitch represents a special part of EZ's camping experiences.
 
The pattern is by Mwaa Knit and she explains the patterns as follows,

Camping with EZ:
The Paw Prints in the center of the shawl honour KLINE and all our furry companions.
The Slanting Twigs in the next ring represent a walk in the forest with sun shining through the trees.
The Willow Leaves in the outer ring celebrate the beauty of everything growing and green.
The Waves and Droplets edging represents water lapping at the edge of the lake or river, and rolling back across the sand and rocks.

I used Miss Babs yarn that I purchased at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. The colors are Jane Austin and Sugar. I love how the worked together. The pattern calls for a solid color, but I didn't have enough of one color for this pattern so I used the color combo and I am happy how it came out.  Now I can go camping!!!
 
Ravelry note: EZ Camping Shawl
 
 

24 comments:

Sharon said...

That is stunning! It has to win a prize somewhere!

Debbie said...

oh andee, it's just gorgeous and looks so pretty on you!!

i really LOVE those colors!!

Bethany said...

So beautiful!

thecrazysheeplady said...

That turned out GREAT!!! I love the two colors. Beautiful job!

karen said...

Lovely! I adore the colors you paired together and the photography is fantastic...now for some chilly weather :)

Shara said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Elisabeth Andrée said...

This is a stunning shawl and the colours are so beautiful together!

Amy said...

That is stunning! I love the colors you chose for it too.

Mother4 said...

Stunning! I have made this in a blanket, but love the variation of a shawl.

Deborah Hamilton said...

It's breathtaking!

October Rose said...

Lovely! I have seen this shawl pattern before but I never knew about the symbolism. Yours turned out quite beautifully!

fjord girl said...

That is really magnificent- very love-ly.

Donna said...

That is stunning! I have never seen that pattern before. I love the concept.

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

How wonderful! EZ is so clever, isn't she?
Your shawl looks beautiful on you :o)

paula@weewhimsicals said...

At the risk of being redundant, stunning! And such a wonderful story wrapped in each stitch. So lovely.

Kymberly said...

Absolutely beautiful. I'm currently working on my first shawl and have started hunting for a pattern for my second shawl. I might have just found it. I love how it looks with the two colors.

Kelly Ramstack said...

I just love the story that this shawl tells - how special!

katie metzroth said...

Your lacework is gorgeous! The willow leaves look especially lovely.

sustainablemum said...

What a beautiful shawl you have made, I hope you have lots of opportunities to wear it.

steph said...

Oh, Andee-----this is breathtaking!!! Love the color combo---and the pattern is lovely, too! The last thing I need is another shawl queued, but this one is going to be. Thanks for sharing!

nocton4 said...

Completely stunning

Carolyn said...

Such a beautiful shawl - well done you!

Mistea said...

Very pretty. Love the different patterns and your mix of colours, says everything about camping.

Sarah McKelvy said...

Lovely shawl.