Friday, July 28, 2006

Kimono Shawl

Pattern: Kimono Shawl from Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle
Yarn: JaggerSpun Zephyr in "cassis" - less than 4 oz.
Needles: US 5 Lantern Moon Ebony straights
Modifications: I made 18 repeats instead of 25.

It's finished finally! I'm so happy I'm done with this shawl! I'll be wearing this to a wedding next Saturday.

Not sick of lace just yet, I went to Purl the other day and bought some Kid Seta in a pale pink to make the "Icarus Shawl" from Interweave Knits. This yarn is very much like Rowan Kid Silk Haze, it's 70% mohair, 30% silk. I was never really into mohair but I'm starting to like it.

I also bought the "Adamas Shawl" pattern by Miriam Felton as well as the Peacock Feathers Shawl pattern. I did buy all the yarn to go with it and also a few other things. This always happens, when I'm near the end of a project I always shop like crazy. All this stuff should arrive early next week.

In the meantime, I want to cast on for another sweater. I should be working on the red cable sweater I have going on, but this one is a simple long sleeve St st with raglan shaping. I've been dying to start it while working on the Kimono shawl. It's the "Isla" sweater from Rowan's A Season's Tale. I got the yarn on sale since it's being discontinued. It's the Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4-ply in "blessed".

Thursday, July 06, 2006

My growing Kimono Shawl

Kimono Shawl - 7 repeats

I've been knitting the Kimono Shawl exclusively for the past few days. I just want to get this one over with because I am anxious to begin other things. I do feel bad that I'm constantly abandoning current knits for new ones. So I'm determined to do at least one repeat a day to finish this as soon as I can.

So what am I distracted with now? I've had Rowan's A Season's Tale book for a while. I bought the book specifically for the pattern Charlotte and also purchased some Rowan Kid Classic for it at the same time.
I haven't started it yet and I'm saving this one for the fall.

So I was flipping through the book again the other day and realized I kind of like Isla (long sleeve raglan) as well. I was excited to see that it called for a fingering weight yarn because right now, I'm into fine gauge knitting. So I searched around for a 4-ply yarn for it and found some Yorkshire Tweed 4-ply on sale and bought 11 balls. It should arrive in a couple days. I can't wait to finish my Kimono Shawl and cast on.