Saturday, May 21, 2011

Shawls, shawls and more shawls

I finished my Dover Castle Shawl tonight and soaked and blocked it. I'm really happy with it. I was a little concerned when I cast it off, it seemed really small. Blocking did help, but its supposed to be about 48"x22". Blocked it came out to be 44"x18". Its a great pattern, I'll post details when I post it as a Final Object.



I heard many recent podcasters mention a Summer Shawlette Knit A Long by Wendy Johnson, I love her patterns. I checked out what I had in my stash that would be appropriate, she recommended slight variegation, but nothing with major color differences or the lace pattern would get lost. I actually don't have many things that are not wildly variegated ... I love that crazy, wild and vibrant sock yarn!

I came up with this skein of Knit Picks Kettle Dyed, now discontinued ... can you see why?!?! This isn't kettle dyed at all, I got this near the end when they figured that out and were discontinuing it, so it was on sale.



The Shawl A Long just started, so go and check it out! Its a free pattern too!

4 comments:

Typstatting said...

Your shawl turned out really lovely!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Dover is beautiful. I know a lot pf people who were disappointed with the kettled-dyed knit picks, but you got a lovely colour

Denise said...

Your shawl turned out very pretty. I've been seeing Wendy's KAL on a few blogs. I keep intending to check out.

Alyssa said...

OMG, I'm already doing 2 alongs... but I think maybe I'll do Wendy's, too...