Monday, July 19, 2010



This is the modified (by me) version.
The yarn is handspun from Merino roving dyed by Judy Gunn in Utah. The color way is Dee Dee's Delight. I wanted the colors to stay together but did not want Navajo ply. I divided the roving right down the middle lengthwise and spun two 4 oz bobbins, then plyed. The colors did stay together for the most part, only the yellow and orange shifted a bit, but it worked out OK. I spun it while preparing the move to MD and I spun and plyed it a bit too tight, thankfully the yarn softened in the wash. It could have been a bit time....

I knit the shawlette version but did not bead it, and did not knit the bobbles in all the places the pattern called for. I was afraid I was not going to have enough yarn!

Needles US 6 and about 450 (ish) yards. I love the colors, so much that I am going to spin the other 8 oz. The pattern is a bit tricky, they use unconventional symbols....\ is k2tog, OK, but a (bold) \ is k3tog. ........Once I figured it out, thanks to Ravelry, I had not problems.

Next up is another one of the shawls for the book Three Cornered and Long Shawls. Fina Hyrnan. I used Mountain Colors lace weight about 2/3 of the skein. It is wool and silk and needles US 3. It knit up amazingly fast (about a week or so) easy and interesting construction. It starts at the bottom tip with over 200 stitches on provisional cast on. The triangle is formed as the knitting progresses towards the top. Then pickup the stitches from the provisional cast on and knit the edge.
The yarn is a joy to knit with and the color blends in nicely without any drastic changes.

Love the edge!

OTN: another shawl from the same book, this time with a different yarn.


fleegle said...

Those are beautiful, but the Aoelian is especially gorgous. The handspun yarn is wonderful!

Cheryl S. said...

They're both lovely! It must be very satisfying to create a lovely project out of yarn you've spun yourself.

Anonymous said...

I saw the Dee Dee's Delight Aolian shawl in person at the Retreat Show and Tell. Judy had just received it. Beautiful and we missed you on the Meadow. Maureen