Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happy birthday Christina

I knitted this shawl for Christina. It's the Summer Shawlette by Sandi Wiseheart. I think it's a cute pattern, but I made mistakes in it. I ripped back the lace several times with the result that there was still a discontinuity in the pattern at the shoulders - but better than my previous version. Christina asked for an "office" shawl, to wear at home, at her desk, which is why I still sent it off (in case you are wondering what sort of a crap friend sends a rubbish knitted item to her friend).

I thought the pattern was not very clear at many points, and I just plain didn't like some of the transitions in the pattern. Because of this I think a plain version might be more successful as the shaping is really nice. The yarn is Rowan 4-ply soft in colour 378 and I used 2 balls. If the mistakes are really too much for Christina to consider wearing this I can re-knit it with the other 2 balls in my stash as a plain shawl!
Hope you have a lovely birthday, dear friend!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had a simply lovely birthday and the shawl is wonderful. As you know, lace and flowers are always the thing for me rather than plain... and I really cannot see the supposed many mistakes. I must admit I have not been over it with a microscope trying to deconstruct the pattern - but how can you even think it's rubbish?! I am sorry you had so much trouble with it but I do really love the result. Thankyou, thankyou. xx
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