Shawl surgery – ADVENTuresome Wrap

Way back in January 2021 I finished the ADVENTuresome Wrap by Ambah O’Brien. Here’s a link to that FO post.

I enjoyed knitting it, I loved the toy themed advent yarns from Cookston Crafts, however it was enormous so has not been worn the last 2 years. The 4 ply superwash yarn isn’t warm enough for winter, it was too cumbersome to wear on dog walks on warmer days and I don’t go anywhere that wearing a shawl with evening wear would happen.

Sooooo….as I was packing up my winter woollies in their storage bags I thought I needed to make a decision on this shawl rather than packing it away again. The quickest option would have been to frog from the bound off edge but I like the colours there, but wasn’t so struck on the ones near the middle. (See yellow scribbled line)

So I picked up stitches on either side of the colours I’d remove and then started to undo the central section. Once removed I tinked back one row of the grey section and then held both sides right sides facing and Kitchener stitched it back together.

I am really pleased with how it turned out and think it will now get some wear on spring and late summer days…let’s face it I live in the Highlands of Scotland this could get worn in the mid-summer too! The grey joined line is a bit thinner looking because I pulled the stitches a bit too tightly but overall I don’t think anyone I’ll notice.

Colours in it are now:

  • Moomin
  • Sylvanian family
  • Barrie
  • Care bears
  • Tiny tears
  • Cabbage Patch Dolls
  • Furbies
  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Ghostbuster slime
  • Rubix cube
  • Mr Frosty
  • My Little Pony
  • Magna Doodle
  • Frozen Elsa
  • Game boy
  • Bree (not in the advent I switched out Power Rangers)

Colours removed:

  • Teddy Ruxpin
  • Teletubbies
  • Monchichi monkey
  • Tracy Island
  • Ninja Turtles
  • Batman
  • Star Wars
  • Scalextrics

I’ll add the removed yarns to my Habitation throw, so they won’t go to waste.


  1. This blog post is like the poster child for why you should embrace frogging and redoing/reknitting projects that aren’t serving you. This looks fantastic and it’s great you already have a planned use for the yarns you removed!

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