Monday, July 04, 2005

Completed Flower Basket shawl





It's really done! It's been blocked and trimmed and is beautiful! The yarn is Heirloom (Australia) Easy Care 100% wool. It's DK weight and this took 10 50g balls using a size 8 needles. I started this on June 18 and it came off the needles on July 2. It's going to the local hospital's cancer centre where it will warm and comfort someone undergoing cancer treatment.

This pattern called for size 10 needles when using DK weight yarn. I thought that looked way too loose and I decided to use size 8 needles. I think the look is perfect! I followed the size guidelines for the large shawl on size 8 needles and ended up with 80 inches across the top (shoulders) and 38 inches down the center back. I did a total of 15 repeats; had this been 1 repeat shorter, I would have just 9 balls of yarn (50 grams, 98 metres each).

On to the next project!!


8 comments:

Loves2knit said...

It's beautiful!!!! I love the color.

Suzann said...

She looks beautiful. Lovely color too. The next one will be much easier. Did you use circ needles? Easier on the hands :- )

Suzann (KR)

Mari said...

Thanks, ladies!! Suzann, I did use circular needles. I used some Aero 29" size 8 needles that I had from years gone by. I'm slowly replacing them with Addi turbo needles because they don't have that little bend in the needles. They're much easier on my hands. And I'm building a collection of the new Bryspun circ needles as well!

Loves2knit said...

That is such a pretty color!!!! Very, very pretty.

Mari said...

Isn't that colour pretty?? The colour is between a periwinkle and lavender. It's what drew me to the yarn. This is the first time I've used this particular yarn, but I'm sold on it. It was pretty reasonable at about $5.50 for a 50 gram skein. It took just 9 full skeins plus a few yards of a 10th skein. Had I done one less repeat on the shawl, 9 skeins would easily do.

Michelle said...

Beautiful shawl and I love the colour.
It's going to make someone going through treatment feel very comforted wearing it. Good for you!

Mari said...

Michelle, that's the hope! I want whoever receives this shawl to wrap themselves in it and feel the love and hope that was knit into every stitch (sometimes knit 2 or 3 times into a stitch!!).

I've got to make this again...especially now that I've got the pattern memorised!

Anonymous said...

beautiful shawl !

Michelle