Stitch Sampler Love

I love, love, love this finished object!


On June 21st I cast on the Stitch Sampler Shawl, a free pattern on Ravlery (designer: On This Day Designs).

Stitch Sampler Knit Wrap

I had planned on finishing this prior to a trip I had planned to California in September.

I was knitting away…


…however, life got in the way and I just finished it.

A local yarn shop went out of business a few months ago and I purchased the following yarn at a deep discount:

  • Manos Del Uruguay Serpentina in Malala
  • Manos Del Uruguay Maxima in Sand (2 hanks)
  • Manos Del Uruguay Maxima in Cactus Flower

I had been looking for the perfect pattern to use them.

I’m so glad I chose the Stitch Sampler Shawl.

I thoroughly enjoyed knitting this shawl.

I did make changes to the pattern to suit my personal knitting enjoyment.


  • Row 18: I changed to a knit row (this was more by accident)
  • Rows 43-55 I changed to stockinette, starting with a knit row. (I’m not a fan of seed stitch for large projects) img_1211
  • Row 88: I changed to a knit row to match Row 18

I did a stretchy bind off, tutorial found here (Very Pink Knits)

One thing I do wish I had done, slip each last stitch purl wise to make a nice edge (I’ll file that away for another project).

I have enough yarn left over to make a fun hat!

I need to properly block it, but I want to use it so who knows when that will happen!




Knitting this definitely increased my knitting confidence.

I was able to knit this while watching tv and made few mistakes.

I think several repeats of this pattern would make a lovely blanket.

I definitely recommend this free pattern!

Another project from my Year of Projects list complete!


12 thoughts on “Stitch Sampler Love

  1. Domic says:

    Oh, thanks for linking the pattern! I might “steal” some of the patterns for my cowl thingie. Your scarf is extremly pretty, I love the shine and the colours of the yarn.


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