Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Twenty and counting

In answer to your question Annie, I have knitted 17 shawls and 3 scarves so far this year. And of course I still have quite a few on the needles or in the queue! Now its your turn to total all your beautiful projects.

Here are the latest two shawls. The first is knitted from Val's handspun aptly named The Hungry Caterpillar. This yarn is a lovely blend of angora/superwash merino/merino twinkle bunny. The shawl is the Romney Kerchief and it was knitted on 5.0mm needles. I really like the way the pattern compliments the long colour repeats in the yarn.

The second shawl is a shawl I knitted for someone on Ravelry. It's the Little Leaves shawl. The yarn is Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash (I don't know the colourway) and the needle size is 5.0mm. This yarn comes in such a generous skein that I was able to add an extra pattern repeat as well as a couple of extra rows of stocking stitch after I completed the short rows. I think the extra rows of stocking stitch causes the neck to role a bit so after a few different experiments I added an eyelet row followed by 2 rows of garter stitch and a very stretchy cast off. That seems to have done the trick. And I still had several grams of yarn left. I wasn't prepared to play yarn chicken by adding yet another pattern repeat! I also added  Matsuno beads 8/0 in a silvery colour which look like dew drops on a tropical rainforest.

Now to continue to whittle away at that queue!


Mary said...

You certainly have me beat on beautiful finished objects this year! And what beautiful finished objects they are..all I can do is sigh and oooooh and ahhhhh over them!

Chrisknits said...

Lovely both. I hope you were generously compensated for the knitting because that shawl is stunning!

Annie said...

I really love the Little Leaves shawl!
And as for my projects...??? I lost count long ago... Too many different things. And queue? What queue? Where?

Vanessa said...

Your blog and your shawls are beautiful!!

Bells said...

i get so much inspiration from watching you knit shawls. Just lovely.