Monday, October 24, 2011

Buttonwillow Warp

This past weekend, I finished the Buttonwillow wrap. It only took me three tries, until the third one was the charm. I like this design for the unusual spine, and the edging, especially the bell shaped big one in the middle.

1. Buttonwillow wrap-done

1. Buttonwillow wrap-done

1. Buttonwillow wrap-done

This wrap is so soft, if hairy. The yarn is a blend of 80% Alpaca 20% Silk. Lovely combination. I liked this yarn much better than what was used in the original design (The Fiber Company Road to China Light, in the colorway Peridot, which I have, and it was my first try).

1. Buttonwillow wrap-done

Even though I really like this colorway, this shawl will go into the gift bin for now. I'd like to make myself one with handspun yarn.

1. Buttonwillow wrap-done

While I was taking these photos, Denny stole a wooden board from the kitchen counter, and munched on it, when I found him like that in my studio.

Denny, oh Denny

pattern: Buttonwillow wrap by Romi Hill

yarn: Wandering Cat Yarns Sophisticat, 1.56 skeins of Spring Fling - 445yds used (once again the WCY girls did a wonderful job with the colorway)

needle size: 3.5mm
size after blocking: 20 inches x 68 inches, I did not block the heck out of it though.


wolltrunken said...

Wow - der Wrap sieht einfach wunderwunderschoen aus!

Liebe Gruesse

von Birgit

CelticCastOn said...

Its lovely in the plain colour, would go so well with everything.
Denny Denny Denny!!

illusions said...

Beautiful as ever! Unfortunately we don't get such lovely yarns here in India otherwise I would have suffered from yet another attack of 'startitis'! Wool with you. Love to Happy, Denny and Maggie!

hakucho said...

Very delicate :)

Bad Denney - he knows it too ;) (LOL - you have a hard time being mad with him, don't you?)

2paw said...

Gorgeous shawl, I love the unusual holes and pattern. Denny obviously needed a square (round) meal.
He's a rascal, isn't he. You won;t be using that again, maybe he thinks it is a big frisbee??

Queen of the Tea Cosies said...

Elegant. Tres elegant.

monica said...

Gorgeous gorgeous shawl. Denny cracks me up so much!

Walden said...

Lovely shawl.

Denny is adorable!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

So elegant and yet will still be warm and cozy in the alpaca/silk ~ it's a lovely lovely shawl. I also like the unusual spine design ~

Denny and Simcha are so alike ;)

Susan said...

That Denny - life is never dull with him around, is it?

Beautiful shawl! I think I need to add that pattern to my queue on Ravelry. It would be lovely with handspun yarn.

Virginia G said...

That wrap is gorgeous! Beautiful work.

And oh boy... Denny. At least it wasn't yarn or knitting related tools, right?

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I think that was a good yarn choice!

Obviously Denny feels his diet is lacking fibre!

Beverly said...

Elegant in it's simplicity. I hope this one is in the e-book.

Sharon said...

Love the shawl, especially the edging. Now I'm going to have to add it to my queue - thanks!

Carrie#K said...

That's really beautiful!

And clearly Denny wants/needs more fiber.

Lynn One, Purl Two said...

What a beautiful shawl Monika! I love it!