Wednesday, May 12, 2010
This is shawl # 4 for 10shawls2010. I would not say shawl, more like a kerchief, 0r triangular scarf.
I liked the design which is by Rosemary Hill, but I have to say, I did not like knitting it. I could not get it done quickly enough. Only once before had I the same feeling about knitting a shawl and that was the Flower Basket shawl by Evelyn A. Clark.
Don't ask me why, since I don't know myself. I used some Sockpixie yarn I bought some time ago, cast on with it several times, and nothing I did with it seemed right. I didn't like it with this shawl at first either, but when it was blocked and all done, I liked the colors.
here are the specs:
pattern: Brandywine by Rosemary Hill
yarn: Sockpixie BFL sock yarn, colorway "Lady in Aqua room", 450yds
size after blocking: 25" x 47"
start-finish: Feb. 28 - April 25 (did many other things in between, like knitting socks, and other shawls)
I used 324yds of the yarn, and could not bring myself to eek out another repeat. I did the 15 repeats asked for in the pattern, and could not get to the bind off fast enough. I LOVED the reverse stockinett I-cord bind off. It looks really good as finish.
I've seen really beautiful examples of this shawl on ravelry, but I don't' think I'll ever knit this shawl again.