Sunday, July 24, 2005

Zig Zag lace throw completed!



Shrink, Pakucho, shrink!! I know that this cotton is supposed to shrink vertically about 15-20%, so I made this throw about 64" long, knowing it would shrink. I put it in the washer and, of course, it grew considerably! Into the dryer on low heat, and it didn't seem to shrink up at all. This lacy pattern had a lot of give to it, so it was getting bigger, not smaller! I ended up drying it on high heat and it did shrink up to a finished size of 42" by 56", which is just what I wanted. I used 16 50-gram skeins of Pachuko and used a size 10 Addi turbo circular needle.

The pattern is Zig Zag lace from Springtime Throws, which is exclusive to Annie's Attic. These throws are designed my Melissa Leapman and they are all terrific. At only $6 for 6 designs, this booklet is a great one.

This throw, like the shawls I've made, is for my local cancer centre.

6 comments:

Amy Boogie said...

Your throw is absolutely gorgeous

Mari said...

Thanks, Amy! It got so heavy towards the end, I just wanted it OFF the needles!

Linda said...

I admire you so much for donating your handknit items to cancer patients. Your knitting is beautiful - the shawl and throw will be so comforting to anyone going through a difficult time.

Mari said...

Linda, it is a labour of love! As a cancer survivor, it means a lot to me to do this. I just hope the person who receives this feels the love and hope that was knit into it!

Sharon said...

The throw is beautiful but even more so when I read where it is going to, what a loving, caring person you are.

Liz said...

What a beautiful throw!

And to donate it...that is a wonderful thing to do.