Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Return of the Blob

My, wedding shawl, how you've grown!

Here we are after roughly 7.5 repeats of the main chart (the pattern tells me I need 12 repeats for the small shawl and 17 for the large; at this point I'm shooting for large, but depending upon how long the yarn holds out I may wind up with something in between).

For those of you just joining our wedding shawl coverage (and because Corrie asked), here are the details:
  • The pattern is Evelyn Clark's Flower Basket Shawl. I'm using the Fiber Trends version of the pattern, rather than the Interweave Knits version, because it gives instructions for three sizes and four weights of yarn. I was willing to shell out a few bucks for all these options.
  • The yarn is Misti Alpaca laceweight (100% baby alpaca) in colorway 7120, which they call Sea Mist and which looks decidedly blue on the Web (and apparently in my pictures as well), but which looks green to me in person. I had nearly two full skeins left over from this shawl that I knit more than a year ago. I started with the partially used up skein and have plenty left at this point.
  • I'm sure this will probably shock most of you, but I'm using US 5 (3.75 mm) Addi Turbos to knit this -- NON-LACE Addi Turbos. As there are no extreme acrobatics with this pattern (the most complicated stitch is probably a sl 1, k2tog, psso), I'm doing just fine with the "Stumpos." When it comes time to knit some nupps, however, I think I'll have to splurge for some pointier tips.

I've got to get back to the shawl, so I'll leave you with a peek at a flower basket and a hint of things to come after blocking:

4 comments:

Octopus Knits said...

Looks great so far -- and, hey! that's the same yarn I'm currently using for my Mystery Stole! It can't seem to decide wether it's blue or green (depending on lighting conditions, etc.)...

Yvonne said...

SJ, that looks awesome!! I wish I had 7 or so repeats done of my shawl. I think I'm only at 2.5 repeats of Chart B...LOL. Of course, different shawl! :) Hope to see it in person next week!

Corrie said...

Thanks so much for the pattern info! I might have to go...check it out at Fiber Trends. It looks so good - and it will be beautiful when it gets blocked! (Isn't Misti Alpaca the funnest thing to work with?)

Rebecca said...

And, I DO HOPE you show us photos of the happy bride wearing it!