Sunday, April 22, 2007

A couple more FO's; cable pocket wrap and Estonial Lullaby blanket


In the past couple weeks, I've made another Estonian Lullaby blanket and a cable pocket wrap. The Estonian Lullaby is another of Evelyn Clark's beautiful designs for Fiber Trends. The yarn is Shepard Colour 4 Me, an 8-ply superwash wool I've used many times. I used a US8 Addi Turbo 32" needle and used 500 grams of wool.


The turquoise wrap is the Cable Pocket Shawl from Knit Picks. I bought the yarn (Sierra) when it was on clearance and like it quite a bit. This shawl is knitted in two halves which are then brought together with a three needle bind off. This gave me a look I wasn't overly fond of, but since this wrap is to keep me warm, it's OK. I'll make the shawl again, but will find a different way to graft the two halves together. I used 8 100 gram hanks of yarn and a size 10 Addi Turbo 32" needle for the main shawl; a size 8 Addi Turbo needle for the garter stitch borders.

7 comments:

babette said...

Amazing, as usual!!! Love the blue of the cable wrap.

Sherilan said...

Mari, beautiful work, as always. I bought that Estonian pattern and must move it to the front. I have also been looking at some of Miriam Felton's designs and thinking of using dk weight. I enjoy all your photos of designs in dk or worsted weight, as I enjoy working with that weight yarn rather than lace weight (seems like it goes faster but that may be my imagination).

laura said...

I'm thinking of making that blanket for a coworkers baby...I like that you can make it for a boy or a girl...just change the colors up :-)
laura

Blacksheep said...

What beautiful work you do. I enjoyed looking at your photos. I've got to post more of my work but it's hard to find the time.

KarenK said...

You do lovely work. I'm glad I found your blog!

Alina said...

I love your blue cabled pocket shawl. Would it be possible for you to send me the pattern?

Mari said...

Alina, the pattern is in the book "Folk Shawls" by Cheryl Oberle. The pattern is copyright and I won't be able to send you the pattern. The book is abour $15 on amazon.com and it's full of beautiful patterns. It's by far my favourite shawl book.

Thanks for your kind words!