Flower Basket Shawl Detail [23:366 15.02.2008]

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    Start: 21st November 2007
    Finish: WIP
    Needles: 3.5 mm / 80 cm Addi Lace
    Yarn: My own hand-spun, 100% 18 micron merino, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"
    Pattern: (Ravelry links), Flower Basket Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark from Interweave Knits, Fall 2004
    Modification: Since I have only 500 m of this single, I can't double the yarn up and use the bigger needle. So I'm just down-sizing the whole thing.

    Well, I was getting bored with the stockinette knitting on my Clapotis and so I decided to dig another WIP out (okay, I actually have also started a new project, but that's another story).

    This is actually the first project I started knitting using my very own hand-spun. I'm knitting this in singles and so it's going to turn out smaller than what is expected of the shawl, which supposed to use 2 strands held together. Maybe I'll add more repeats to the body...that depends on how much yarn I have though...I'll see.

    Oh, and I'm also knitting this English style instead of my usual continental...so that I can practice at the style. ;-)

    1. knottynaomi ages ago | reply

      oooo this is just gorgeous...down sized or not! and i'm sure this doesn't show how pretty the handspun is...i remember it had subtle touches of green in it...

    2. elemmaciltur ages ago | reply

      : Thanks! There are some dark blue to almost black parts in the yarn, too. You can see those here in the picture. It's very subtle though. I don't know when the green might come in, but until now, there isn't any green yet. ;-)

    3. Ühltje ages ago | reply

      Hoorah, knitting!

    4. giddy deer [deleted] ages ago | reply

      Look at your flipping gorgeous handspun... I almost guessed WOLLMEISE. You are such a spinning supahstah. :-)

    5. elemmaciltur ages ago | reply

      : Thanks, hun!

    6. Meredith Eligh ages ago | reply

      LOVE that colour!

    7. elemmaciltur ages ago | reply

      : Thanks! It's actually quite a bit darker in real life though. I had to lighten it up so that the stitches will show on the photo.

    8. cauchy09 ages ago | reply

      So pretty! Good luck with the yardage. I'm worried a little about one of my lace projects for the very same reason.

    9. elemmaciltur ages ago | reply

      : Thanks. I'm pretty sure it will be fine. :-)

    10. KarenP ages ago | reply

      Fabu! Look how that color pools ... subtle and lovely.

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