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.


wanderrast said...

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!)

Anonymous said...

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

Linda said...


Walden said...

So beautiful!

Sharon said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Rhonda said...

i love the edging too. Absolutely fabulous.

Martina said...

Ein Traum! Great Job!

LG Martina