Thursday, 13 October 2011

FO: Prism Shawl

Thanks everyone for all your comments and suggestions for what do with the awesome New Lanark yarn. By popular demand, Peterborough has won! I'll begin swatching soon.
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Pattern: Prism Shawl

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Red Label in 'Cobalt'

Needles: 3.75 mm (US 5)

Mods: Changed needle size, my 4mm needles were busy with another project.
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Thoughts: This is a great shawl 'recipe' pattern. You can add in larger stockinette sections, more eyelet rows, etc. I knitted this to have a one-skein knit ready to show at the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Fair in the Tanis Fiber Arts booth. It was my first time knitting with this new yarn- the single ply merino/cashmere/silk blend is so buttery soft!  The shawl is lovely- the single ply means that it's a bit thicker than a fingering weight, probably closer to a sport weight, which adds a lovely, soft warmth. My mom went crazy for this shawl, she wants one too!
My creation
That last kitty photo is my parent's cat, Finnigan. These were shot at my parent's place over Thanksgiving weekend.

19 comments:

Tanis said...

Beautiful! Wasn't the weather amazing last weekend? Best Thanksgiving ever.

collegeknitting said...

Such a beautiful shawl! This is definitely going in my ravelry queue...now I just have to find a gorgeous skein of handpainted yarn for it!

Hilary said...

How pretty!! Great pairing of yarn (which is AMAZING) and pattern.

mooncalf said...

Giggle - I love this logic "Changed needle size, my 4mm needles were busy with another project. "

Great result nevertheless :)

margaux said...

lovely!!

Renee said...

Beautiful!

jdknitter said...

this is gorgeous! I especially like the shade of blue. Very suitable for this fall season. Awesome job!

Erin said...

Wow it's beautiful! Great work!

Monique said...

The first thing that hits you are the gorgeous colors! Very pretty choice!
Very nice job on this Julie. Love the kitty pic too. :-)

Noas' Libellule said...

The colour is beautiful! Such a great shawl for the autumn!

mikka said...

it's gorgeous! I love that color of blue :)
Happy Thanksgiving!

The Speckled Hen said...

Gorgeous shawl and the color looks wonderful on you. How many yards or skeins did you end up using?

yoel said...

Very pretty! The yarn looks so soft and yummy---it must be, for the kitty to be so content wearing it :)

Kristen said...

Another lovely project, beautiful color and pattern and photos. But wait, how did I miss Thanksgiving? Umm, it's late, I better go to bed now.

Kristen said...

Oopsie, never mind. Canada of course, I googled it. Happy Thanksgiving!

Jacey said...

Ooh, that color is vibrant! I love your newest shawl.

Mademoiselle Marie said...

ooh the shawl is beautiful!
I'll queue it on ravelry :)
now i just have to find the perfect yarn for it...
btw, i just found your blog and i'm a new follower - love the modification mondays! great resource for knitters :)

CanarySanctuary said...

Great shawl, beautiful colour! I particularly like the photo with your parent's cat as a model. Very patient feline!

Koraliki Beaty said...

wonderful