Saturday, April 4, 2009

That's Shawl She Wrote

All right, bad pun for a header. But nice shawl! This is Feather and fan done with fluffy Romance yarn on size 11 needles. The yarn seemed like cotton candy and I was afraid it was going to be hard to knit with, but it wasn't bad at all. It was tricky to undo, in the event of mistakes (who, me?) but for straightforward knitting, it was pretty easy.
This reminds me a lot of the very first thing I ever knit--a scarf for my baby sister when I was a teenager. It took me like 2 years and I finally just bound off because I couldn't stand any more garter stitch. But I recall it being some sort of blue acrylic/mohair.
I will send this to Aunt Bobbie, who gave me the yarn.

I liked it so well I decided to try the pink skein, and have a go at knitting a triangular shawl from the neck down. It seems that a triangle would have to have hundreds of stitches cast on for the top edge, but not so. This starts with just 5 stitches, and you increase two stitches in the center and a stitch on each edge on every right side row, and it makes a triangle which is a triangle no matter how much you have done. This is for Christine, who unfortunately was diagnosed with breast cancer recently. In keeping with the pink ribbon theme.

And after that, I think I want a feather and fan shrug of some sort for myself. If the shawl above were made a little wider, the edges could be stitched together to create a simple shrug. This yarn is very warm and cozy, so that would be nice.

1 comment:

Carrie Penny said...

I love how your feathers and fans turned out! I loved working with Romance after the fact, I made somthing with it a few years ago. I could frog back easily either...