Monday, January 15, 2007

Charlotte's Web

I finished my Charlotte's Web shawl. I didnt add the fringe as I felt it made the shawl too 'old lady' - you might say that any shawl is 'old lady' enough with or without fringe - but I'm happy with it.

The pattern calls for 5 skeins of koigu varigated yarn. This shawl is knitted in 3 semi-solid koigu kppm (the light and mid blue, and the green), the blue/purple variagated is Claudia's handpainted, and the brown is Collinette jitterbug. Other than substituting the yarn and ommitting the fringe, I followed the pattern. I dont think I will overdye the blue, now the shawl is completed and blocked, the light blue does not look so incongruous.

It was a really nice knit, the lace pattern was simple and memorable and the colour changes kept me interested in the pattern. The shawl is nice and large, and I hope will be robust enough so I dont need to worry about catching it on things.


Anonymous said...

Looks great. Well done.

Anonymous said...

Love your Charlotte's Web and I love your blog. I can't wait to sit down with a nice cup of tea and read it from the begining. As it's 4 degrees centigrade right now in London, I'm very jealous of the weather in California!