Friday, 20 February 2015

I've got a thing for shawls

CaladoniaShawlThis is a pattern that grabbed me right away.  Just browsing pinterest I came across the pattern and had to make it.  
The body of the shawl took no time at all but the lacy border was another story.  There were so many stitch markers required I ran out and had to improvise and make my own from my bead stash!

  There was swearing and frogging aplenty.  The picot bind off seemed to take an age it was like two steps forward and one step back. 
 I got there in the end though and I am really pleased with this.  I picked the yarn up at Yarndale last Autumn  from The Skein Queen

I had some leftover yarn so make some matching gloves, based on the pattern by Suzie of the Wool Sanctuary but tweaked a bit with another picot bind off.
 Sunlight Shawl for Sad People – I have made one of these recently and I was delighted with how it turned out. A lovely lady I work with pointed me to this pattern and I was so pleased she did.
It drapes so well and I find it is the scarf I wear most often.  I will be making another one of these this year.
  The pattern is such a quick knit, it is so simple with no counting and you chose where to make the stitch changes.  I think it would lend itself to a nice colourful variegated yarn so I must keep my eyes peeled for the right stuff.
Having some of this yarn left too I make a couple of pairs of leaf collectors mittens from Sarah's beautiful pattern here.
 I kept one pair and gifted one. Love em!
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Lisa xx


Kezzie said...

Hi Lisa! These are beautiful! They look amazingly neat and intricate and the colours work beautifully! How long do you think they look all in all?x

WinnibriggsHouse said...

They are both stunning but I particularly like the second one. wish I had the patience to do something this fine and pretty!