Thursday, January 10, 2013

Circular Carson

I've finished this shawl for a (long) while now, but sometimes there's too much to show, but not enough time.

When I saw this Wandering Cat Yarns Continental Cat yarn, I knew exactly what I was going to knit with it. A Carson shawl by Romi Hill. The colors, especially of the Merlot one, are richer, deeper, but I never got it quite right.

Wandering Cat Yarns- Continental Cat for circular Carson shawl

Right from the start I said I would love to knit this shawl as a circular shawl, and Romi wrote some notes for us, to do just that. Some used heavy yarns to make it a Carson Afghan, but I wanted to use fingering weight yarn.

Anyway, I love how it turned out, even though I made couple of major mistakes (which you can easily see in the next picture), which I only saw, when I was blocking it. I knit tow rounds, where I should have purled, and it shows. Oh well. It's staying with me, so I don't feel too bad about it, except that I'm wondering, if I'll EVER be able to knit a shwal without at least one mistake in it.

circular Carson

Note the snow free deck, it really has been a while.

circular Carson

circular Carson

Once again, it was the edge that drew me to this shawl at first glance. That happens a lot with Romi's designs. I used the simple edge, but it can be expanded, if there's enough yarn, and/or desire to do so.

circular Carson

circular Carson

I've used it to warm my shoulders, but I think it will rest on my coffee table in my studio for now.



15 comments:

yogiela said...

Wundervoll!
Ich kann es förmlich am Tisch liegen sehen.
Ich bewundere deine Ausdauer.
Liebe Grüße Elfi

Beverly said...

Your shawl is absolutely stunning! I love the colors you choose.

momsue84 said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Carson is up next in my shawl queue, but now I think I, too, want to knit it in the round. Beautiful colors, too.

Lynn One, Purl Two said...

WOW! So beautiful! I love the contrast in the colour and texture! So beautiful! ♥

Zenitude said...

I love the circular Carson, lovely colours. The members of my knitters guild are all knitting any pattern from Romi's collections. It's a great KAL to see several of her designs come to life. I'm knitting the Alcyone.

knottygnome said...

i think it looks lovely. i really like the sheen of the interior circle.

monica said...

Beautiful! I cannot see any mistakes at all.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Gorgeous1 I think we need to get you in the dye studio one day - your eye for colour is amazing!

(And it's not a true handknit unless it has at least one oopsy!)

collegeknitting said...

So gorgeous! And the mistakes are what makes it original.

Linda said...

Impressive!

Walden said...

So beautiful!

Sharon V said...

Your shawl is beautiful and the colors are a perfect match. You have such an eye for color!

knittergal said...

that is nothing short of outstanding! what a beautiful shawl and beautiful knitting!

Rhonda said...

i love the edging too. Absolutely fabulous.

Gayani Martina said...

Ein Traum! Great Job!

LG Martina