Sunday, September 24, 2006

Flower Basket Shawl


Flower Basket Shawl
Originally uploaded by Sophie_vf.
I knit this for my aunt's 50th birthday, and though I got it done in time, it always takes me a while to mail out. But now that it's out, I can post a photo!

I first tried knitting this yarn up as the Swallowtail shawl from the Fall Interweave06, but I frogged it ecause I felt the yarn was too busy for that pattern. As it turns out, the yarn is a bit busy for any pattern, but I'm not taking this one apart. It still makes for a drapey, smooth fabric that I actually somewhat covet for myself. I might have to get more of this stuff!

Pattern: Flower Basket Shawl, designed by Evelyn Clark for Interweave Knits and now at Fiber Trends.

Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk in Dragonfly, one skein

Needles: Size 5 Boye Needlemaster

Knit 9 repeats for between scarf and small sized - I forgot to measure it, but it was at least 30 inches down to the point and almost spanned the couch, so close to 70 inches along the top edge. It was actually quite a fast knit, and the Sea Silk was wonderful to work with.

Closeup of the stitch pattern and flower baskets:
Flower basket shawl, point detail

2 comments:

Jeanne said...

Beautiful! Great yarn choice - love the colors.

Zippianna said...

Sophie, your shawls are just gorgeous!

And I love the mittens. They must be fun and cheery to wear on a grayish snowy day.