Sunday, December 20, 2009
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.
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...).
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!
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
size after blocking: 40" x 73"