Monday, 6 September 2010

september shawl

I spent August working a lot, but given the summery atmosphere, I did find also some time to knit. One, big, now almost finished project was undertaken: the deadline is the beginning of october, so you'll have to wait to see it.

In the mantime I managed to knit also another shawl: the wool peddlers shawl by Cherry Oberle. The pattern is in the book Folk's shawls, a nice book full of fantastic patterns.

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I used 5 mm needles and the Evilla Preyarn, a frale but beautiful and soft unspun yarn, that I enjoyed immensely to knit. This yarn has a lot of fantastic colors, and I still have some more of it, and I'm itching to cast on something new! It is really frale, and at first knitting with it can be a bit troublesome, but once you get the hang of it it is really relaxing (but go and read comments on Ravelry, as not everybody would agree).

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(Now, what color to use next? Any suggestions?)

Anyway, I think that the trick is to choose the right measure for the needles: I tried to use 4mm and it was terrible, but when I switched to the 5mm all went smoothly!

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Aren't the colors beautiful?

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This is my 7th shawl of the 10shawls in 2010 challange

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2 comments:

try2knit said...

che meraviglia.. mi piacciono molto anche i colori. sono proprio settembrini! :)

Francinapaperina said...

stupendo!!! colori bellissimi e così giusti per queste prime giornate grigie... ma dimmi, cara gis, per caso vieni da un filo di... il 25/09 per il workshop di emma?