Monday, March 27, 2006

Flower Basket Shawl



FO: Flower Basket Shawl, by Evelyn Clark from Interweave Knits Fall 2004

Yarn: Aracunia Nature Wool

Needles: US 9

Notes: The lace pattern was really fun. Most of the mistakes that I made came from forgetting to pass the slipped stitch in the double decrease. Checking at the end of each row saved my a lot of frustration once I figured out my lace knitting weakness.

Lesson learned: In the future I will pin my project out every so often just to check for undetected errors. I found one in my shawl while blocking it. I've fixed it, but I'd rather not have any other nastly little suprises like that again.

My big photos of the shawl didn't turn out so I'll have to post one a little later. Maybe a shawl action shot.


Lori said...

Really lovely! I love the subtle variations in the yarn. How many skeins did you use? This may be one I want to try!

Aprilynne said...

It's GORGEOUS! Action shots! I hope you do, that'll be grrrrand. LOL

Momo said...

Hi Lori! Thanks for commenting on my blog. :) I used 2 skeins of worsted. I estimate it at about 26o yards total. I was considering using a contrasting color for the last bit as I only needed that second skein for the edging chart ~ 10 rows.

April - I only need to figure out how to capture the essence of shawl in action. ;-)

Teyani said...

Oh Miriam... how beautiful ! Simply beautiful!! What a fabulous job you did! You rock.
(and I love the kittie-cat photo too)

Lolly said...

Very cool! I love that you did it in worsted weight yarn too!

Larjmarj said...

Gorgeous! I love the nature wool colors. I have just started knitting lace as well. I like that fact that you posted an "unblocked" photo. Makes me feel a little better about the scarf that I am working on. I thought that it looked a little funky but after it's blocked it'll probably make a world of difference. Marj

JessaLu said...

Your FBS is beautiful!