It was a really fun knitting, especially because it was a KAL between Kristín Hrund, Gummi and me. I don't know how far Kristín has gone already, the last time we met (three days ago she was already knitting the chart edge set up and Gummi is now began the same chart last night.
So, now some pics and details:
|Just coming out of the needles... not so cute|
* Pattern: Aeolian shoulderette size.
* Yarn: Evilla Artyarn 8/2. In the same color I used to knit this shawl.
* Weight: 140g
* Needles: 4.5mm (5.5 for casting off).
* 6 repeats of the Yucca chart (leaves pattern of the body). I made it a little bigger than what the pattern calls for a shoulderette by adding 2 more reapeats to this section (knitting 6 instead of 4)
* 1 final Agave chart.
* Wide edge.
|Blocking on the bed. You can have an idea of how big it is.|
* Began knitting with a three stitches garter stitch tab on a provisional crochet cast on.
* Seven loops nupps (Yes, I like nupps to be big and noticeable).
* K2tog through the back loop cast off (with needles one size bigger).
* Bocking: CHALLENGING. This shawl is not a triangle. It has actually an almost rounded base that allows the edge to blossom. For blocking I used two wires that I put on the base of the shawl drawing almost a circle and fixed them with pins. Then I pinned the edge shaping the scallops.
* The shawl has a pretty strange shape (at least that is what I think...). It is very long and rather narrow. I still have to find a girl to try it on and see how it looks like.
* Even though I made the shoulderette the resulting shawl was HUGE. I am just wondering how big Gummi's and Kristín's shawls will be! The decided to go for the shawl size which calls for:
- 12 repeats of the Yucca chart (I made 6).
- 2 repeats of the Agave chart (I made none).
- 1 repeat of the final Agave chart (I made 1).
- 1 repeat of the edge chart (I made 1).
* The pattern is very well written. The only section I would "rewrite" is the description given to begin working the all the edge charts. I wrote a little explanation of it in a previous post.
|Against the light.|
|Edge: Leaves, nupps and scallops.|
This is a beautiful shawl. The transitions between section look amazingly pretty and in harmony and the edge is breathtaking!!
Now, I can't wait to see the shawls of Gummi and Kristín to put them all together and check how different they all look! Pics of the three shawls together will come hopefully soon!
I also wanted to thank Kristín Hrund for a wonderful gift that she gave me on our last knitting meeting. When we met in my place we prepared some cakes and scones and I let them try one of my favourite things in the world: Manjar (o dulce de leche) which is very, very popular in Chile but impossible to find here in Iceland. I still had some that my sister brought me when she came to visit me last winter.
So, going back to our last meeting... Kristín came with a jar of HOMEMADE manjar made by her!!! How wonderful is that!! Especially because it takes a lot of time to make it! Thank you so much Kristín!!
|Scones me manjar. The testure and flavor are perfect!|
The other present that I want to show is what Ana (Hiro) gave me when I visited Asturias in May. I already showed the beautiful presents she gave me but until last week I hadn't put in use the needle cases. They are just AMAZING!! It is so easy now to find anything!! She makes them herself and it is possible to find them in her online shop! : )
|The case holds everything: double pointed needles, the tips, cables, stitch holders.|