Sunday, 12 May 2013

Actual Knitting Content!

and time to finally photograph a shawl I finished earlier this year in my own Lovely Linen.
I fell instantly in love with the pattern when it was first posted on Ravelry - I love the large scale lace edging and the garter stitch ridges that add interest to the body.
As usual, I extended the original pattern - I had plenty of yarn of course, and I much prefer a bigger shawl that you can really wrap around yourself.

Pattern: Lilac Wish
Yarn: Squeaky Elliot Lovely Linen in Denim - 2 and a bit skeins for my extended version. If you follow the original instructions, 2 skeins would be plenty.
Needles: 3.75mm

This weekend I also finished my Zauberball shawl - a project inspired by my friend Jan who came and waved a similar shawl in my face at KnitNight and made me instantly want one.
 Lately, I have been challenging myself to knit on slightly bigger needles for the yarn. I usually like my finished fabric to be super dense and bombproof, but seeing the pretty, airy effect that using larger needles produces, I wanted to have a go myself. This is the new 100% wool Zauberball, on the lighter side of fingering, and I knitted it on 4mm needles, which for me is huge! (I own about 6 pairs of 3.25mm, everything I knit seems to end up that gauge)

Pattern: Improvised from a basic top-down triangle with random garter sections
Yarn: Schoppel Zauberball 100 , one ball in Blaukraut, 3/4 of a ball Evergreen
Needles: 4mm


PS. I have now listed the Lovely Linen as a yarn on Ravelry. If you have made anything with this yarn, please feel free to share your projects - I would love to see what you made!

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