Monday, July 20, 2009

Sheep to Shawl: finished

So here is my shawl:

It's the Old Shale Lace pattern published in Spin Off magazine. I knitted it on 3.75mm needles.

The yarn is my handspun from the sheep Columbine (or maybe Celestine). The finished size is 52" x 25".

It knitted up surprisingly quickly, in fact the shawl was quite small before blocking, and I had been afraid that my yarn would not tolerate a hard blocking, but as you see it blocked quite OK. It was fun to try to spin something with a specific end product in mind. This is my first serious amount of handspun and I wanted to make it into something 'special'.


(formerly) no-blog-rachel said...

I'm so impressed! Nice work.

Christina said...

... or maybe Celandine....