Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I can't help it...........I'm still knitting, and thought I'd share one of the recently completed shawls I've been doing. This lovely lace shawl is made using a pattern I purchased via Ravelry. Hope you can see it here. I love all the designs by this lady, Bev or Boo Knits.
I hope this photograph will show the lace design detail. The pattern offers several size choices, by simply adding more 'solid' or more 'lace', such a great idea. I've just finished working on another one in a different colour, and with beads.
I purchased this wool last year from this store:- http://www.pickupstitches.com.au/ when there was a little sale happening. It is Heirloom Baby Pure Wool in 4 ply, and lovely to knit. I used 6 x 25 gram balls, plus a bit on the 7th. The picot cast off takes a surprising amount of yarn!!!
Despite being a knitter for many years, I've come to realize there is so very much I do not know. This pattern introduced me to a few different things, and of course, the chat on Ravelry, with links to tutorials, etc., is so enlightening. I have to admit to not paying much attention to blocking in the past, but I now have a new found respect for same!! This is how the shawl looked just after it had been soaked in warm water, wrapped in a towel, stood on, then stretched and pinned within an inch of it's life!!! I'm sorry, but there is no other way I can describe 'blocking'..................LOL
And just another photograph - a close-up. Of course, I didn't get very adventurous with colour. I can't resist good old classic navy.
If you are looking for something like this, I can really recommend any of the patterns in the Boo Knits range. They are all delicate, yet the instructions are extremely easy to understand - both written and charted.
Now I'm off to 'block' the second version of this pattern.