Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I finished Mimi's shawl

It's funny, after all the back and forward, should I or shouldn't I knit a lace shawl for my mother right now, after I decided to do it I loved knitting it so much. Partly it was because of the pattern - that Jarrod Flood is a genius. Partly it was because of the yarn - knitting my handspun makes me happy. It was interesting how the colours came out. If you look at what it looked like unspun the colours are quire bright. In the final shawl they are a bit more muted. But lovely all the same, and I was very happy with the way the stripping came out when knitted. I really struggled to get a photo that captures the colour, the drape and the wonderful lace pattern.

I adored knitting from the longest edge in, and despite starting with nearly 100 yards less than the pattern called for, I was never in danger of running out of wool. The final size is a generous one and a half meters across the top, and 75 centimetres to the point, so it's a proper shawl that my mother will be able to wrap around her shoulders to keep her warm and safe.


  1. I love seeing how the colours have come out - you're right though, they're less bright than I'd have expected given the yarn Lovely shawl :)