Thursday, 29 March 2012


I have just realised that it's been a little while since I have posted. I have been beavering away at Filigrano, another Birgit Freyer design. This is a shawl I knitted for a fellow Raveler and I finished blocking it yesterday.

I knitted this with Inca Tops Alpaca Lace and on 3mm needles. The yarn is beautifully soft but very fine. I had to keep going down a needle size until I had good pattern definition. I started out on 4mm needles but all I could see were holes! Because I went down to 3mm needles I was afraid that she shawl might be a bit on the small side so I added 3 extra pattern repeats in Chart A. That more than did the trick. This is a large shawl, a very large shawl. It measures 220cm x 100cm. The size and the fineness of the yarn also made it difficult to photograph.

Now I need to get cracking on my next commission.


Mary said...

Another piece of sheer beauty from your needles!

Annie said...

I tried to react to your blog, but didn't succeed. Let's try again.
Love your shawl!

Bells said...

i haven't seen that one before and it's stunning! Alpaca lace is always gorgeous.