Saturday, May 06, 2006
Flower Basket Shawl in Silky Wool
Another edition of the Fiber Trends Flower Basket Shawl, this time done in Elsbeth Lavold's Silky Wool in Vertigris. I used a US 8 32" Addi Turbo needle and about 4.5 skeins of yarn. I always tell myself if I had eliminated one repeat and made the shawl a couple inches smaller, I could have used only 4 skeins. The finished size is 43" long (down the center) and 82" wide (across the top edge). That's just a bit smaller than the pattern states for DK yarn, but I also used a smaller needle than the pattern suggested for DK yarn with 14 pattern repeats. The edge didn't block up as crisply as 100% wool, but I still think the finished look is wonderful. The yarn was very nice to work with and the hand is beautiful.
Unlike all the others I made for patients at the cancer centre, since this shawl needs hand washing, it's going to my MIL for Mother's Day!
Posted by Mari at 9:06 AM