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Greens are good for you…

May 25, 2011
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Whoot! Another knit off the needles- hopefully as as a cover-up to be worn with dresses to ward off the evening chill.

The pattern, Jaalie, is brilliant, and it’s by Kitman Figueroa. (Check out Kitman’s site for this and other amazing shawl designs.) Actually, knitting this was just too much fun (just complicated enough to be interesting, but not TOO complicated). So as soon as I’d cast off, I immediately bought her pattern Damask and cast on for that.

The glorious, glorious yarn is Orangeflower Twist in colourway Sprout (a fingering weight merino). It is just amazing the way the greens glow- it makes my heart sing a full choral masterwork just to look at this colour.

Random technical musing: I’ve come to the conclusion that with merino yarn it’s better to knit lace too loosely rather than too tightly. Too tight and the lace doesn’t stay blocked out after soaking and pinning to dry- it just sproooiiiings back. And then it’s too small. I’ve wet-blocked this, er, aggressively, to 22” deep and 47” across, which is not a bad size for a one-skein shawl.

(I knew there was a reason I was keeping that dead plant. I expect I knew it would be perfect for photographing knitted shawls on…)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 25, 2011 2:48 pm

    lovely pics…thanks for the link

  2. Stéphanie permalink
    May 25, 2011 5:55 pm

    Wow ! This is gorgeous !!!!

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