Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Gauge and comfort


I was almost halfway done with this shawl, only to discover the fabric was stiff and awful due to massive error in my needle size choice (see the earlier post titled "What me, swatch?"). I had no option but to rip out and start over (funny how we consider the most ludicrous possibilities, rather than face ripping something all the way out). The wonderful Comfort Shawl from Sarah's website is done. I used almost every bit of the 18 oz of LaLana Wool's handspun yarn. I used some wonderful lavender conditioner in the blocking rinse, and then attached the Karukul Tailspun trim by hand along the edge when it was dry. The shawl has a wonderful weight to it, and is incredibly soft and cuddly, especially with furry feel of the Karukul trim. Mother ewe's embrace.

9 comments:

Anne said...

It's beautiful! I especially love the trim.

Diane said...

Very nice.

sgeddes said...

It is beautiful. The colors are wonderful.

Louisa said...

Wow! I love the colours and your choice of tailspun yarn for the trim. This is a perfect one-of-a-kind shawl!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous! I'm working on a feather and fan stole, but I really like the look of this triangular one, too. :)

Opal said...

I wandered over here from Shawl Knitters. Your shawl is gorgeous! I love the colours. Yum!

Susan said...

Lovely F&F shawl pattern! I must make one!

NancyMaria said...

It looks very nice and I shouldn't have looked! Now I have to add another "want to do" to my list. Thanks!

Maxly said...

Hi--

The shawl is beautiful...and I have some La Lana yarn! What size needle did you end up using?

I love La Lana stuff....it has enriched my stash many times!

Maxly