I just need to start by saying how (perhaps overly) proud I am to be posting my 8th FO Friday IN A ROW!
AND this is a goodun : )
AND I seem to have a thing for capital letters today, huh
Well, without further ado, I am so excited to present
I think by the time I ripped back multiple times to fix really stupid mistakes, I probably knit the thing twice, but I still really enjoyed making it. This is my first actual shawl. The pattern is so simple that I don't think it qualifies as lace but it gives me hope of getting there one day.
Cool new skills I learned while making this were:
Provisional Cast On
Garter Stitch Tab for lace shawls
Knitted Lace Bind Off
Knitting while holding two strands together
Much improved chart reading skills
Blocking a round, flat object
I really enjoyed this pattern. The instructions were clear and the supplemental pdf made simple work of explaining the provisional cast on and knitted lace bind off. The wee bit of math required to work the chart made me feel like a superstar (except when I would discover that my count was off - then it made me feel like ripping my hair out).
|Looks very croissantish here, non?|
Pattern: Lune Shawl (stockinette version)
Noro Kirameki (1.2 skeins)
32 inch circular Knit Picks nickel interchangables 3.5mm/US 4
Knit Picks lace blocking wires
Started: April 5, 2011
Finished: April 26, 2011
The shawl is not huge but big enough to wrap nicely around without falling off (I know because I've already worn it out : )
After all my concerns about the colour changes in the Noro, I love the colour I left in and am happy I axed the bubblegum pink.
I am especially thrilled with the result of holding the two yarns together. I think the Diamond Alpaca provided a lovely continuity that worked well with the added interest from the Noro.
My verdict on my first Noro experience?
Totally ran crazy thick and thin and I had one abrupt colour change via a knot but that didn't matter at all for my use and I loved the overall effect and texture. Don't be surprised if you come back and find me knitting with more Noro very soon.
|Special thanks to B for taking these photos on Wednesday. |
Especially as now it is... you guessed it - snowing!
You can't tell, but I am practicing my queenly wave at you in preparation for a tape-delayed Royal Wedding party I am hosting tonight. Bet my hubby is so sad to be out of town and missing this one ; )
Hope you have some great plans this weekend... Why not start on the right note by checking out more FO's through Tami's blog?