Saturday, April 7, 2007

Shetland Triangle Shawl

Well, here it is -- my first post on my new blog! A couple of people on the Knitty Coffeeshop responded to my posts about this shawl by asking to see photos, and this seemed like as good a way as any to make them available. I'll post more later as I figure out how to use Blogger, but for now, here's the shawl:

Shetland Triangle Shawl, from Wrap Style.
Knitted in Alchemy Synchronicity yarn, Foxglove colorway, on size 7 Addi Turbos.

I followed the example of another blogger by using a heavier yarn than the pattern called for, and by eliminating rows 13 and 14 of the edge pattern to make the scalloped edge less pointy.

I really enjoyed making this shawl. The yarn is the softest I've ever used -- 50% merino and 50% silk. These photos don't do justice to the color, which is a rich, purple-red that reminds me of the color of red onions. The curving leaf-shaped design looks complicated, but the pattern was simpler to memorize than I expected. I finished the shawl in under a week. And while I was excited to see the finished product, I was a bit sorry to be finished with it. I may make another, maybe larger, in a different yarn. Maybe just a different color of the same luscious yarn.


Chert (from Knitty) said...

Oh my. I completely overlooked this shawl when I looked at the book. I love the sinuous look of it. It's gorgeous.

Trillian42 said...

Wow... it's GORGEOUS! I'm going to have to remember that one!

I picked up some of the same color - I know what you mean about it, it's so stunning in person.

Rosa said...

That is lovely. And the color is brilliant. Welcome to the blog world. Can't wait to see more of your work.

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Wow is right!! That is beautiful. I love it! What a way to introduce your blog to the blog world :)

Desiknitter said...

It's stunning! You should have more pictures of it. But the yarn is luminous.
Welcome to the blogging world!

Megan said...

Beautiful! I love the yarn!

Rebel said...

that shawl is soooo beautiful. I love the color, and the pattern. I think I'll have to do that one!