Tuesday, 24 January 2012

One more off the needles

I finished the SK Kozinski Mystery KAL and I am quite happy with the way this shawl turned out.






This shawl is started with a provisional cast on. I used an easy loop cast on with a second cable which made picking up the stitches really easy. The lace section is knitted first and the you pick up the stitches for the short rows to finish the shawl.

I used Drops Fabel yarn and 4.5mm needles and I added size 8/0 beads to the last lace repeat. I probably should have used size 6/0 beads because the beads are a bit lost on this shawl. I went down to size 3.75mm needles for the cast off and did a tight cast off. I have learned my lesson with these crescent shaped shawls, a tight cast off prevents rolling at the neck.

I have remained strong and I've not yet cast on anything new...yet....

5 comments:

lunaticraft said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love that color.

zMaja said...

I just saw it in the FO thread- it is absolutely beautiful. The size is perfect.
Just yesterday i hand-dyed some yarn and, instead of very pale pink, I got a shade similar to this one. I was a bit disappointed at first but now that i see your shawl bathed in daylight, i'm actually happy it turned out darker.

Annie said...

You really have to be very strong!!! I couldn't resist casting on socks, last Saturday...

Mary said...

Stunning as always! But, I do have to say that strength sounds a little over rated to me, are you sure you don't want to cast on something new? (Big Grin)

val said...

Love it! So are you going to enter some of your lace work in Bendigo sheep/wool show this year? Im thinking I might enter something :)