This is my last FO for 2007. At the rate I was going with the mittens, I thought it would be better to crank out another Shetland Triangle Shawl for my friend. It will be the first, and presumably the only one for her, so pretty special, I think.
I like this one, my third, the most. My first, was in a color I don't wear. It was gifted this Christmas, and well received. My second was a gift for my sister, and she loves it, got even compliments on it.
I like this one best, because I used an unlikely yarn for lace knitting. It is once again (made the blue Square Cake bag with this yarn), Endless Summer Collection Luna, a viscose/cotton blend. I was concerned about its ability for blocking, but it surprised me in a good way. Basically you get what you made, in size, might just stretch a little bit (opening up the lace), but the drape is wonderful, because it IS heavy. It hugs your shoulders and would not, with the first windy breeze, fly away. I, of course, like the shine as well. Not sure, she will go for it, but I hope sincerely she'll like it.
The pattern is the well known "Shetland Triangle Shawl" from Wrap Style, by Evelyn A. Clark. I used 3 balls of yarn, with a few yards from the 4th ball, for half of the bind off row. I used 4mm needles, because that are the largest addi lace circs I have.
This was a very fast and pleasurable knit. I blocked it the evening before I got sick, and it had the chance to dry for days. The finished size after blocking is 23" x 43". I did only the 8 pattern repeats, because I was worried about running out of yarn. As it is, I could have made another couple of repeats.
The mittens will be for next Christmas.
Hm, there was something else I wanted to tell you, what was it ..... oh yeah! There are new Kyla mitten pictures in my Readers Gallery, if you care to take a look. :o)