So, no more talking. Here are the pictures:
|Unfortunetely when I took the picture I didn't have the best light so the color doesn't look as it really is. It is a brighter shade of pink.|
* Pattern: Hyrna Herborgar.
* Yarn: Evilla 50%wool 50%linen.
* Weight: 90g.
* Neddles: 4.0m and crochet 3.0mm to cast off.
|The edge fans are so pretty and in addition to it the cast-off techniche is so smart that it only adds more beauty to the shawl.|
* Began with a garter stitch tab (I love this method. The result is always very neat).
* This is the fisrt Hyrna that I knit using a yarn that was no Evilla Artyarn 8/2. While I was knitting it I was a little bit worried about the final size of it. I kept thinking that it was going to be too small ad that i should have used bigger needles. As usual, blocking made the miracle. The final size was surprinsingly bigger that what I expected. I blocked it fiercely to get the most out of the shawl.
* Blocking this shawl is rather simple. I just used two blocking wires and lots of pins. The secret is to bend the corners just enough to allow the edge pattern blossom.
* The cast of is pretty simple and there is no need to worry about the tension of it. It is made with a crochet hook by crochting 3 or 5 stitches together following the pattern to shape the tips and making a chain in between, which I think looks terrific!
* One thing that all of us (the ones taking part of the KAL) agreed on was that the charts can be improved. It is sometimes a little tricky to follow it (especually regarding to the center stitch). Other than that the pattern is very smooth.
* It is possible make a bigger version of it by adding enough repeats of the spiderweb pattern and having in the end two extra edge fans (one on each side of the middle one). To do so we calculated that it is necessary to knit 24 extra rows (or 6 repeats) of the spiderweb. Gummi made it like that (pictures will come soon).
This shawls just confirms the fact that I really like this shawl a lot. This will be FOR SURE not the last one!
To finish, a few pictures of my last trip to Snæfellsnes when Eva was still here visiting. I took these pictures with an oldhalf frame camera (canon demi s):
|Djúpalón. Girls chatting (By looking at Eva's facial expression I wonder what they were talking about!) and Gummi picking up blueberries.|
|Lava by Djúpalónið.|