Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Chevry - a test knit!

Once again I'm so behind, not only in showing things, but also answering emails. I'm trying to catch up, but there's always so much to do!
In January, Stephen West sent me this shawl pattern to test knit. It was released in March. It's called Chevry, and was a very simple knit. I'm normally not a big fan of Intarsia knitting, but this one was easy. The only problem I had was, that I ran out of yarn, even though I had the right amount in the pattern asked for. I just left out a few rows in the end. So, if you plan on knitting it as written, see that you have more than 400yds in a skein.

Meet Chevry:

Chevry

Chevry

I love the look of this shawl. It's not deep, but wide.
Chevry

Chevry

Chevry

pattern: Chevry by Stephen West
yarn: Wandering Cat Yarns Barn Cat, 1 skein of each color, each skein 400yds. Colorways Booberries & Grapelicious. As I said, I ran out of color A before the end.
needle: 3.25mm
size after mild blocking: 25.5inches x 70 inches

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The Easter weekend went by too quickly. We had a lot of fun outside, because it was sunny, but cool, exactly they way we like it!
Here's our PIA overlooking his Kingdom:
April 5-4

April 5-7

and Maggie pegging me to throw the Frisbee:
April 5-1

I've got Happy photos too, but that would be too much for one post. He'll get an extra one.

We all love it, when the first signs of new life are here!
April 5-3

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6 comments:

collegeknitting said...

Now THAT is a Stephen West pattern.

hawknitr13 said...

i love that shawl! it's is truly a most unique design! and the yarn names are cute! you've been on my Rav friend list for ages! now i'm following a Rav note about your juneberry! absolutely gorgeous! and i love orange too! i have orange/brown stone on/in my new home! great dogs! ^)^linda

Linda said...

I find Stephen West underestimates yardage on most of his patterns. Frustrating.

Redberry Cottage said...

Interesting shawl pattern. I am always amazed at how fast you turn out the projects!!
Signs of spring are so refreshing!

Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Lovely - as always!

2paw said...

Oh it is so nice and I love the symmetry so it looks no so much Intarsia but like a fabric print.
Happy Easter Denny, Monarch of all you survey and lovely Maggie. She and Happy really love their frisbees!!