Thursday, 3 June 2010

Meet Gail

When I opened my little project bag to see what it contained for my May personal sock yarn club I was delighted to see that it was the yarn I had chosen to knit a Gail (aka Nightsongs) shawl with. I have wanted to knit this shawl ever since I first saw it but somehow never got round to doing so. My personal sock yarn club is really paying off. Mind you, it helps to have a bad memory because so far I have received a lovely surprise each month! This is my fifth shawl in 2010, so I am half way towards my goal.

The yarn is The Knittery 4ply Sock: Merino Cashmere (OLD) in Warm Pinks. When I first felt this yarn I knew it was far too good to become a pair of socks. Unfortunately this yarn is no longer available.

Once you get your head around the chart then this is an easy shawl to knit. You just keep knitting leaves until it is big enough(or you run out of yarn) and then knit the edging chart. I misjudged my yarn a bit and was unable to knit the final two rows of the edging chart so did a bit of a fudge and managed to have enough yarn to cast off.

I have recceived a lovely skein of Spacefrog yarn from Val. She sent this as a thank you gift because I knitted her this scarf. Its a lovely colour and I have already cast on for Bartholomew's Tantalizing Socks.


Bells said...

i LOVE your gail! WOW!!

T. said...

Can't go wrong with Cat socks!

Annie said...

Beautiful shawl!