Nardoo Shawl

nardoo shawl

Wow this one took me longer to knit than I expected however the end result made it worth persisting. I’m slowly knitting up projects that have been in my Ravelry “wish to knit” list for a while. The Ziggy I made recently and this shawl were two things I’d bought the patterns for and had been itching to knit and I’m so glad I can now cross them off my list.

This very hot pink triangle shaped shawl is called Nardoo and it is designed by the talented Ambah O’Brien. The only other pattern of hers I’ve made are the sweet knitted bangles which made perfect Christmas presents last year. Ambah has some beautiful patterns available over on Ravelry that I just adore. Lots of shawls, cowls, hats, gloves, necklaces (on my wish list), gloves and even a lovely boys hooded jumper. There are 40 patterns in her Ravelry store in total.

madelinetosh fluro rose yarn

Ambah’s designs are very modern and I knew this Madelinetosh – Tosh Merino Light yarn in the colour Fluoro Rose would be perfect. It sure is bright!

knitting lace zig-zag pattern

I have the perfect matching nail polish to wear with it this weekend when I’m away in QLD for my 3rd ProBlogger Conference. Should make me stand out from the crowd!

lace shawl knitting pattern

The shawl has an all over lace zig-zag pattern which took a little while for me to knit as I needed to concentrate a bit more than usual so knitting around the kids didn’t happen much with this project. Mostly I had to wait until their bedtime so I could knit some of this lace and in Winter that is harder as sometimes as it’s so cold I just want to snuggle up in bed where I don’t find it as comfy to knit.

modern lace knitting pattern

I kept knitting the pattern repeats until I ran out of wool so there ended up being 20 repeats instead of 17. My Madelinetosh was 384 metres or 420 yards to give you a better idea of how much was used.

hot pink lace shawl

A big shout out to my beautiful daughter Trinity who played photographer for me. Usually I can get my husband to snap a few pics of any finished projects however he’s been working long hours and weekends so I asked my daughter to take them and she did an amazing job. She even noticed hair out of place which is something hubby doesn’t pick up on. I love the fun angles she took too, she wasn’t afraid to try new styles. Thanks TT!

ambah obrien knitting patterns

So would you wear something this pink? I was knitting this thinking “I hope I don’t find it too bright” but now I think it’s kind of fun. It really pops on black too!

Have you made any of Ambah’s patterns? Next on my list from her patterns is the Petarli and/or the Pirra Necklace which are both gorgeous pieces as well.






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