Wednesday, 23 February 2011

FO: Subtle Stripe Study

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Pattern: Stripe Study

Yarns: Tanis Fiber Arts Cashmere Sock (in Chestnut), and Dyed by Design Solo (which I picked up in York, UK last year)

Mods: Only did 11 repeats of the stripe pattern, I underestimated my contrasting colour yardage. But I'm sort of on the small side, so a smaller shawl is perfect for me.

Notes: I don't think it's a big secret that I'm a sucker for Veera's gorgeous, uncluttered patterns, and test knitting this pattern was a dream. This kind of pattern is perfect for some really special yarn, something you love working with; because this is a heck of a lot of garter stitch and short rows. It's a perfect multitasking knit- something you can do while reading, or watching something really interesting (I watched a heck of a lot of Mad Men while knitting this).

This is really a cozy, soft, luxurious sort of shawl. it feels amazing. I mean, cashmere sock yarn- how can you go wrong?!
Stripe Study Shawl

Some of you asked about my pin the last time I wore it, so I made sure to wear it again, and get some good shots of it this time. It is the Crawford clan crest, a wonderful treasure that my parents-in-law gave me for Christmas two years ago. The motto translates to "I will give you safety through my strength". I wear this pin a lot- it's so meaningful to me. And it looks damn good with just about everything.
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25 comments:

elephantJuice said...

Beautiful shawl! It's suits you wonderfully. I love the pin too, what a lovely sentiment.

Siga said...

This looks great. And it's quite a unique design.

Sel and Poivre said...

Thank you once again for a link to a wonderful, wonderful pattern! That Tanis "Chestnut" is one of my favourites of all her colourways!

Tanis said...

Love that pin! It's obviously really special. really neat shawl too.

Rachael said...

What a pretty shawl! I like that you can't really see much of the stripes until it's spread out more.

GB said...

Did you notice that, in the closeup of the pin picture, the snowflake below it looks just like a heart?

Beautiful shawl!

Kara said...

The shawl is lovely. And that pin...fab!

Jacey said...

Her designs are always so beautiful. I love this shawl. The colors are perfect, and I bet it really is dreamy to wear!

jdknitter said...

Wow the color looks so cozy against the white snow backdrop. And I SO know what you mean by working with cashmere. The shawl I just finished had 10% cashmere in it and it just made the work so much easier. :)

Megan said...

The shawl compliments your coloring so well! I like your clan's motto better than mine. My family is a sept of the MacIntosh and Cumming clans. So, I get "Touch not that cat without a glove" or "Courage." lol!

Hilary said...

That's beautiful! It's hard to go wrong with Veera's patterns...she's amazing...as is that yarn! Perfect combo.

The Sweatshop of Love said...

Beautiful! I ran across this pattern the other day and thought it was really pretty and unique, and yours is the same. A TON of garter stitch never looked so good!

juniperjune said...

gorgeous! and the colors are perfect for you. i've been excited about this pattern, too!

CanarySanctuary said...

That is so beautiful, and the pin is fantastic.

Lindsay said...

Lovely :) I cast on for one of these shawls tonight, it's been pretty relaxing knitting so far.

Maryse said...

Your version is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so tempted to start one! Very inspiring!

yoel said...

Gorgeous! What a wonderful pattern to knit up a precious skein of "sock" yarn. Lovely pin, too!

Lucy said...

It's beautiful!

nata said...

Gorgeous !!!!

Sungopolis said...

Kudos to you and your photographer.

leila said...

So pretty! Everything is so ...romantic, the shawl, the model, the scenery. And gorgeous photography, as always.

Michele said...

That is a very pretty shawl. The stripes and the garter stitch compliment each other - especially in those colors. And you definitely cannot go wrong with cashmere!

Eva said...

Very nice!

This is why I gave you that award. I liked the pattern idea but was not too drawn by the red and grey color combo. But you chose colors that imediately make me want one too. :)

A family pin what a good idea!

ifandany said...

that colour combo is excellent, and so is that pin! lookin' good, lady!

Christine said...

Beautiful shawl, and what a wonderful gift from your inlaws.