Oddball CARE Shawls (Triangle)


#1

Well, I’ve come up with another idea. Alert the media! :teehee:

As you know, we have 3 Oddball Charity Blankets going.

I started thinking that it would be cool to make an Oddball Shawl, and give it to a member of the forum who needs encouragement from us.

It would be made from any beautiful DK yarn you have in your stash.

I would cast on a few stitches, then do a yarn-over at the beginning of each row, to make it get larger and larger. It would be mailed from person to person, just like our blankets. When it is finished, it would be given to a person in our forum who needs our love “wrapped around them”.

If you like this idea, please send me a PM with your mailing address, and I’ll add you to the list of knitters!

We won’t be able to determine how many knitters we’ll need. We’ll just keep making shawls until everyone has had a turn. There are LOTS of forum members who need our love! :heart: :muah: :heart:

[B][U]Update[/U][/B]
After working on several shawls, we decided to make a list of knitters for each shawl. Here is our list for our 6 shawls in progress right now:

[B][U][FONT=Arial]Earthtones Shawl[/FONT][/U][/B]
[FONT=Arial]Shandeh[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]MaryB[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]beckyrhae[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]snephenie[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Mariblue[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]carmabelle1191[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Mariblue[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]snephenie[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]beckyrhae[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]MaryB[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Shandeh[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][B][U]Worsted Weight Shawl[/U][/B][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]rennfamily[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]bobi1218[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]lissalue[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Sanibelle[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]snowbear[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]jjminarcik[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]snowbear[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Sanibelle[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]lissalue[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]bobi1218[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]rennfamily[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][B][U]Pretty Purples Shawl[/U][/B][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Abbily[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]jeanius80[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]threesmom[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]stagebear[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Shandeh[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]jhelanee[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Shandeh[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]stagebear[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]threesmom[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]jeanius80[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Abbily[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][B][U]Candy Shop Shawl[/U][/B][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]PaperGirl[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]mintdee[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]PixieKnits[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Shandeh[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]snowbear[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]jhelanee[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]threesmom[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]GennyLynn1962[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]mintdee[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]PaperGirl[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][B][U]Summer Shades Shawl[/U][/B][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Dangles[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]MommaG[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Jenelle[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]jjminarcik[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Teeka[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]rennfamily[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Teeka[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]jjminarcik[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Abbily[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]MommaG[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Dangles[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][B][U]Sunshine Shawl[/U][/B][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]kellycarr05[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]losnana[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]ElenTikvah[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Teeka[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]lissalue[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]GennyLynn1962[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]lissalue[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Teeka[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]ElenTikvah[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]losnana[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]kellycarr05[/FONT]


#2

you know i am in! i love these things!! :heart:


#3

Me too! :hug:

Hey, if nobody else signs up, you and I can knit them all! :teehee:


#4

works for me! a good excuse to get together more often!! :shifty:

:teehee:


#5

Count me in on this one as well. Seeing as our second blanket went to Italy I need more than one charity, giving project to work on. :teehee:


#6

:teehee: Thanks for joining! :hug:


#7

Count me in too Sandy!


#8

Awwwww! I love this idea too!

Count me in too! :heart:


#9

Yay! :cheering: :happydance: :cheering:


#10

Yay!!! :cheering: :cheering:


#11

hmmm … glances over at the 1lb sport dk yarn obtained many moons ago when I attempted to crochet.


#12

I’m all in, as I can’t see myself invading Italy for the Blanket right now. :roflhard:


#13

Cool…6 confirmed knitters so far.

Dangles, have you made your decision yet? Maybe we could have you start it off and mail it to me.

We need to check out the mail service in the other direction… :teehee:


#14

:teehee: Yah, I can do that. Will sport DK work?


#15

Ohhh, can I play???

Yet another WONDERFUL idea Sandy!!!


#16

:teehee: Yah, I can do that. Will sport DK work?[/quote]

Cool Dangles! :happydance: :cheering:

So, you’re gonna start off our shawl and mail it to me.

You can use [size=6]size 8 or 9 needles[/size]. DK or sportweight yarn are almost the same, so either will be fine. If you want to keep your needles, just run a thread through the stitches when you finish your section before you mail it to me.

We usually include a [size=6]small journal[/size] with our projects, so we can write our thoughts as we are knitting. You can get an inexpensive journal, or you can just leave that part out, and I’ll add it when the shawl comes to me.

Here’s the pattern, which I found online HERE.

[size=6]Simplest Shawl in Garter Stitch [/size]
[size=6]This is the basic pattern:
Cast on 3 stitches
Row One - K1, YO, knit to end of row. Turn.
Repeat Row One for every row

This will make a garter stitch (every row knitted) shawl with a row of eyelets along both sides where you increase at the beginning of each row. The advantage to a garter stitch shawl is that it will not curl on the edges.[/size]

SO, this means that everyone will be knitting in garter stitch, to keep things simple. No calculations necessary. :thumbsup:

Attached is a photo of a completed Oddball Shawl for our reference.


#17

Of course! The more, the merrier! :slight_smile:


#18

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:


#19

How will you determine how much each person will knit. since unlike the blanket, three inches at the end of the shawl will be considerably more knitting than three inches at the beginning? :??


#20

We can each knit for 2, 3, or 4 inches, depending on how much time we have available. Then, we will post photos showing our progress. When the shawl looks like a good size, we will decide who to give it to.

The list of knitters can grow every day, because we can make several shawls. They will be much quicker to knit, and won’t be expensive to mail to each other, so we won’t have to worry about putting the names in any sort of order.