Sunday, November 19, 2006

Diamond Fantasy Shawl

It's a 'shawlette' really, and has just made it's first outing to church this morning.

I went for the scarf size plus one repeat, using up the 2nd hank which had a little more than half left over when I reached the recommended pattern repeats. It covers the shoulders just right and is surprisingly very warm. Definitely going to be a 'work-horse' shawl for me and looks rather chic tied round the neck, just perfect when travelling in colder climes. Not to long nor bulky, definitely a repeat knit this one.

All in all, it took about 4 days and will be a quick gifting knit. Oh yes! the I-Cord cast off. It was a first, took a lot longer than normal casting-off and for those of you who'd be like me, wondering and worrying if I've got it right, shoulder on and see if you like the effect? If it looks good, why worry? continue to the finish!!!

Here it is, resting fully on my knitting-chair so as you can gauge its length from the back view. Now, I did take some back poses and the pictures were so awful they were deleted as soon as I set eyes on them. Is it true, ladies of a certain age should not be photographed from the back???? :)

Pattern: Sivia Harding Diamond Fantasy Scarf

Size: 25" x 57"
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss, Black, Fingering
( 70% merino wool 30% silk )
Amount: 2 x 50 gm x 220 yds (with some yards left over)
Needles: 4mm

Notes : Pattern recommended Scarf size plus 1 repeat


bluey said...

Nice shawl! It looks great on you.

R a i n said...

Oh it's fabulous. Loving how well it turned out.

Michelle said...

wow...that shawl is so pretty!! you did a fantastic job!!

ruth said...

pretty! you must've had plenty of compliments when you were at church =)

Doreen said...

Beautiful. Black is really elegant and match easily.

Bee said...

beautiful! :)

Laura.Y said...

wow, it looks really good. Black was a great choice! :)

Mimi said...

It's an elegant shawl and I like it smaller. I am into shawls these days, coincidentaly I am about to finish my first one!

Dove Knits said...

Oh, how pretty!