Friday, August 29, 2008

A Tale of Two Shawls

Hi Nancy,
We spoke about the Swirl Shawl I had finished, and the website I got the pattern from (Knitting Pattern Central). Here's a picture of the shawl before blocking:

 
I should mention that the yarn is Dune from Trendsetter yarns, mohair and various manmade fibers, plus 6% metal!  It has greens and purple and turquoise colors; the color# is 102, called Grass and Sky, and it's not discontinued.  I just checked.  This pattern took 4 skeins equalling 360 yds.  Here is is blocked:

 And here is is being worn. (Why must we always put our hand on our hip?  I couldn't not do it when I was trying to take a decent picture.)


So I am pleased with how the shawl came out.  Yes, I could have gone a little longer, but the end of the fourth skein just seemed like the right place to stop.  I can throw both ends over the shoulder and have a capelet type of thing, or let both hang down and they ruffle gracefully, framing my luscious silk sheath. Heh heh - luscious - must be thinking of the Black Forest Cherry Torte I just had at the Black Forest Inn.

Okay, besides that, here is the shawl I bought at a rummage sale that I want to copy.


Look: it's two parallelograms in a chevron shape.  I know I've learned how to do this before but I can't remember, so I'm busily putting library books on hold (mostly the ones I already own in Montana) so I can remember if I'm right about the slanting decreases being the secret.  I love the shape and size of this little shawl.  Too bad it's made of a harsh-feeling yarn, and it is also falling apart.  I could use a brighter color.  But beyond that, it is a good little warmer-upper, and one that I can use gardening, or during tasks where I might not use another shawl I'd be afraid to snag or stain.  I like wearing shawls!

Meanwhile, now that I've finished a project, I'm ready for another, so I'm looking around.  But I think it might be the eyelet chevron shawl next.  Love, Mary

2 comments:

varun said...

nice stuff!!Shawls and Scarves

Αγγελική Νομικού said...

Hi, my name is Angelina and i'm from Greece. In writing because i'd like to knit the swirl pattern but i can't download it from Knitting Pattern Central. I wonder if you could send it in my email agnomikou@yahoo.gr. I'm looking forward to hearing from you. sincerely Αγγελικη Νομικου