Mystery Shawl 28 finished
Yet another mystery shawl designed by the inimitable Renee Leverington (Goddess Knits). If you ever want to knit a wonderful shawl, I can highly recommend Renee’s patterns (not affiliated, just a very satisfied customer). She offers several free mystery knit-alongs throughout the year, as well as regular pattern releases, clubs and paid mystery KALs, and the standard of the charts is always very high. If I haven’t finished one of her designs, the blame lies entirely at my own door!
I apologise for the lack of “modelled” shots; I did take some photos of me wearing the shawl, but the light levels weren’t great and I’m too bloody tired to re-take them!
Edging pattern flows from the main pattern and into a crochet cast off
The Posh Yarn lace I used was an “orphan” skein that either had a mistake in the colour or was left over from one of Dee’s updates. There were a couple of spots of blue dye dotted along the skein and you can see them in the finished shawl, but I really don’t think you’d notice from a distance!
A spot of blue dye in the orphan skein (middle and lower right of the photo) doesn’t detract from the overall shawl. (Click to view a larger image)
Pattern: Mystery Shawl 28/Fiona by Renee Leverington (a.k.a Goddess Knits)
Yarn: Posh Yarn Sadie Lace (50% merino wool/50% tencel) – an over-dyed orphan skein 710 yds (650 m) used.
Needles: 4.5 mm circular needle (used to knit flat)
Dates: 2nd of August 2012 to 17th of September 2012
Size: Wingspan = 208 cm/82 inches, Height/drop = 96.5 cm/38 inches.
Crochet cast off with ch5 “points” over the 2-yarn-over columns.
The yarn has a lovely sheen thanks to the tencel fibre and is feather-light when blocked out.
This is the face of someone who is pleased with their work!
Pattern: Taygete by Romi from 7 Small Shawls to Knit; Year One: The Pleiades [My Ravelry Project Page]
as my mother would say when I handed her a plate of my early “cookery”.
WARNING! ‘ERE BE SPOILERS!!!
If you’re knitting the “Laceless” shawl from Strange Knits the following post contains photographs of a border. A lace-less border. Knit (!) in sock-weight yarn. In two colours. You’ll have to contain your own excitement.
As in life, so in knitting!
I’m still slogging away on the Summer Mystery Mini-Shawl:
Colour pretty accurate.
I got all excited a few days ago when I thought I’d finished Chart C/Clue 3. I got Clue 4 out and set to start it, just reading the instructions to check I was heading in the right direction. It went “by now, you should have completed 3 repeats of Chart C”
I’d only done two.
So what you can see above is Charts A and B and 2 and a half repeats of Chart C.
I’ll keep chugging on!
No real progress on any other knitting that I can show publicly yet (oh, how mysterious!) but I have been learning how to spin soysilk
Well, it’s a soysilk/wool blend but that somehow doesn’t sound as impressive! It’s just over an ounce of fibre I got from dragondancer as part of swap. I’m struggling to maintain a consistent yarn diameter but oooohhhh, how soft it is! It’s a challenge to maintain the colours as they are in the roving (is that the correct term?) but it’s all part of the learning curve. Right?
Yellow and blue, hiding the orange and pink which has gone before!
So, to conclude; I’ve been busy on caring duties and mystery crafting but I’m still trying to find time for myself.
Oh, and I’ve been reading actual paper-based books!