Sunday, December 20, 2009

Johanna Shawl

Johanna shawl finished
For my birthday in November, Paeivi gave me this beautiful Johannah shawl pattern as a birthday gift! I love her designs, and was very happy casting it on. This is one example of casting on for a shawl, knowing full well, the chosen yarn would not be enough. That's why I introduced another yarn early on, but as it turned out, I ran out of this left over yarn (from the Queen Ann shawl) as well. In the end I could only do two repeats of chart 3, and to use up every little bit of both yarns I cast off with both held together. Well it seemed like a good idea.
Johanna shawl finished

But I really like it the way it came out. I put the finished shawl into the washing machine and it came out great, a little softer, slightly felted, just right! (That's why I thought my cardigan would go through the same magical process, and NOT shrink, well...).
Johanna shawl finished-with Happy

This shawl is large, even though I could not do the full size, and it's warm. I like the Evilla Artyarn. It's rough, and it smells a little of sheep, but in a good way.

Thank you, Paeivi! It gave me great pleasure to knit this lovely pattern!

Johanna shawl finished
specs:
pattern: Johanna shawl by Lankakomero
yarn: Evilla Artyarn 6/2, 205g, color: A-18 (raspberry pink) and
Evilla Artyarn 8/2, left over, color: A-08
yarn used together: 240g ~ 792yds
needle: 4.5mm
size after blocking: 40" x 73"

23 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Beautiful. I love the way the colours stripe!

Päivi, Lankakomero said...

Wonderful color contrast! Looks lovely!

Susan said...

So pretty! One of these days I must get serious about knitting some lace.

Kirsten said...

Wow! That's gorgeous!!! I don't think I've seen this pattern before. You've chosen the perfect combination of yarns. I love the way your colors enhance the pattern.

Walden said...

Very beautiful!

yogiela said...

wunderschön, und der Farbverlauf - das besondere Etwas. Zauberhaft.
viele Grüße Elfi

momsue84 said...

Wow! Your shawl is gorgeous. I have the pattern in my cart on Ravelry. I have some Kauni that is meant to be knitted into this pattern. Lovely job! Glad Happy is back to his old self.

Martina said...

WOW - very pretty. The way the colours stripes looks lovely.

Anonymous said...

beautiful!
helga

Tina said...

Lovely indeed! It just looks as it was ment to be the way it came out. Great knitting - again! Have a great week!

wolltrunken said...

Wunderschön - schon gefaved und gequeued.

Das Muster hatte ich schon vorher gesehen, aber da war es mir nicht so verlockend erschienen. Ein Paradebeispiel dafür, was tolle Garnwahl und tolle Fotos ausmachen.

Liebe Grüße

von Birgit

Bea said...

dein Dreieckstuch ist wunderschön geworden.

Grüßle, die Bea

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What an incredibly gorgeous shawl. You've talked about it but until seeing it I had no idea how lovely a pattern it was. The yarn combo you used is perfection.

BTW, I know you and others put things in the washing machine but I just don't have the courage to try it :)

Sharon V said...

Wow! Your colors are stunning! That's one beautiful shawl!

hannah said...

How very beautiful! I love the colours.

illusions said...

Lovely delicate stuff indeed. I loved the dark, light and contrast thing. Simply gorgeous!Wishing Happy a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shawl.
Where do you buy your Evilla yarn from in the Torono/Newmarket area?
Clare

sgeddes said...

Lovely! I love how those colors work together.

I can't believe how big and grownup Happy looks! He ISA very handsome boy.

Life's a Stitch said...

I gasped. Seriously beautiful.

Gloria Patre said...

Another spectacularly gorgeous shawl! You take my breath away! something magic happens between your needles and your yarn - maybe it's you! LOL! Well done! I love it!

Angelika said...

I love it. The colors can make such a difference and you made the perfect choice.

T-Mom said...

That is just gorgeous! Beautiful work!

Knatolee said...

SPectacular, absolutely spectacular. What beautiful colours.