Sunday, March 09, 2008

FO: Shetland Shawl

Just popping in for a very quick update. Any knitting lately has been of the dish cloth variety and I can't imagine that even die-hard knitters are really that interested in yet another pink variegated Grandma's Dishcloth. Even I am bored with them. But they sell, so what's a girl to do? I am also looking for a local person who makes soaps to pair up with the cloths at the craft fair in April. I've found a couple through Etsy and am looking to seeing/smelling the options!

Shetland Triangle is off the needles!

I lovelovelove this pattern and can easily see myself making it again in a variety of weights.

The color is somewhere between the values in the photos. I'm quite happy with how it all came out.

Pattern: Shetland Triangle by Evelyn Clark from Wrap Style by Interweave Press.

Yarn: Rowan Magpie in the Mexico colorway. Sadly, this lovely yarn has been discontinued. It is the same yarn that I used to make Twist.

Needles: KnitPicks Options Size 9

Started: February 2008

Finished: February 2008

I know it is the fir cone pattern, but when I looke at it all I see are candleflames which marry up beautifully with the rich burnt orange color of the wool. It is cozy and airy, lacy but substantial all at the same time.

Now, I just need to know how to wear it without looking like I'm 80 years old!


Karen said...

So beautiful!!!!

Miss T said...

Very pretty! Lovely color. You can wear it around your neck like a big scarf.

Leslie said...

Looks like the perfect bright accessory for the never-ending northern winters. I'd think a color like that would look so modern, no one will get any granny vibes no matter how you wear it.

Jennifer said...

Oooh, it is SOOOOOO pretty. Love the color, and the pattern.

Congrats on finishing it ~ with time enough to wear it before warm weather!

(spirit trail)

Ewe Little Dickens said...

how beautiful! I just love the color you've chosen - it definitely makes it look nothing like something an 80 year old would wear (but, I'm sure there are ones out there who would gladly don such a wonderful piece!)

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Maybe if you wear it sideways? Love that color! Beautiful knitting. You definitely need socks and headband to match.