Saturday, May 20, 2006

Shetland Triangle shawl

Although I've flirted lightly with lace in the past with a smaller projects such as a chevron rib scarf and Pomatomus socks, this is what feels like my first "real" lace project, in a decent size shawl. It's not huge, which makes it perfect for my vertically challenged shelf, and it came out exactly right for a shoulder shawl. Evelyn Clark's pattern was well written and easy to follow, and caused me almost no angst during the knitting. It's a perfect beginner's lace shawl.

Shetland Triangle

I think the stitch pattern itself is called "fir cone", though I'm not sure I've actually seen a fir cone that looks like this. It's nicely evocative, though.

stitch detail, shetland triangle

Fully pinned and blocked. I wish I'd take a "before" photo, when it was a cute, puffy mass of blue:

Shetland triangle

pattern: Shetland Triangle by Evelyn Clark, from Wrap Style
yarn: Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool
needles: size 8 addi circs
knit May 1-5, mostly while watching Sharpe's Rifles etc.

I wanted to get a picture wearing it before blogging it, then thought the better of it - do I really want to blog a picture of my butt, albeit topped by lace? I think not.


Jeanne said...

Beautiful! Very impressive for a first lace shawl.

giorgi said...

It's gorgeous Sophie!!!

Dipsy Doodle said...

Hi from Austria! Oh, I so love this shawl! What a gorgeous pattern this is, and you knitted it up just perfectly! Great work, congratulations!
Dipsy D.

javede said...

Gorgeous shawl!
I found you via Knittyboard when I was searching sor silky wool.
Could you tell me how many balls you needed for this shawl?

Thanks javede

Opal said...

Your shawl came out looking so lovely. The Icarus looks like it's coming along really well too. I love the colours you've used for both.