Monday, 20 February 2012

A mystery solved

Despite my case of startitis I have managed to complete something. This shawl is SusannaIC's  January Mystery KAL.  I am a great fan of her designs and intend to knit many more.

The yarn is Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 2ply which has been hand dyed by a fellow Raveler, Ozifarmer. I knitted the shawl on 4.5mm needles and added silver lined Matsuno beads 8/0. We had the option of adding beads when doing the short rows or nupps. I opted to add the beads.

This was a lovely shawl to knit. The worst part is the cast on. Its never easy to cast on so many stitches but I have found this video very helpful when doing a stretchy cast on. I have now used this cast on for several shawls and although its a bit slow I find that it is truly stretchy and you don't have to work out how much yarn you need as you would for a long tail cast on.

Now back to focussing on those wips and perhaps just one more cast on?


Mary said...

Another beautiful knit!

Chrisknits said...

Love it! I knew I should have joined in that KAL. I love her other shawls, why would I fear this one. Well, because every mystery I have joined in was not something I liked. And those were just freebies. Having to pay for one I might not like was daunting. Now I see it wouldn't have been hated. Yours is gorgeous.

Annie said...

Another beauty, Amanda!

lunaticraft said...

WOW. I'm always amazed at how you manage to work with such thin yarn and with such beautiful results!