Sunday, October 22, 2006

Knit With Love







A Shawl For Dee

Pattern
: Shetland Triangle by Evelyn A. Clark, from Wrap Style.
Yarn: Zephyr Wool/Silk from Halcyon Yarn. Yarn used double throughout. I started with 3 mini-cones of 600 yards each. I finished the first two cones right before beginning the "Edging" chart.
Needles: US Size 4, KnitPicks Options (My first project with these needles and I was very pleased.)
Date Started/Ended: October 2, 2006 - October 20, 2006.
Finished Size: 67" wide across top edge and 32" from center of top edge to bottom of point, after blocking. (Pre-blocked dimensions: 52" x 23")
Modifications:
  • Yarn and needle substitutions.
  • I added 8 extra repeats of the main pattern for a total of 16.
  • I left off the last two rows of the edging chart for a more subtly scalloped edge. This is how BrooklynTweed did it and I'm so glad he thought of it because I never would have on my own and it's perfect. Thank you, Jared, for e-walking me through it.

Thanks to Nick for the photoshoot at Mendenhall Lake.

21 comments:

Yarngirl said...

Breathtaking - both the Shawl and the Lake! The color reminds me of some of the lighter blues you have in the glaciers there.

gale said...

Really beautiful!Perfect color for that pattern.

Leanne said...

Exquisite. Beautiful shawl and beautiful pictures!

textilejunkie said...

That came out so nice! As others have already mentioned the pictures are beautiful what an awesome backdrop.

Hilary said...

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh.
That is all.
(Except, when did you get Options needles???!!!)

KarenK said...

Good job on the shawl! I have some Zephyr in Cinnabar, lots of it, so this shawl will be a great project - thanks for the idea. You live in a beautiful place, by the way.

TheAmpuT said...

Oh wow, Kath...how gorgeous!!

I've heard good reviews about the KnitPicks needles, but have still been sitting here doubtful. But now that you, the Addi-Meister, find them worthy, I might just give them a try.

Kim said...

It's lovely. Looks like you did and excellent job and you completed it so quickly. I wish I could knit so fast.

Choc in Ketchikan said...

The shawl is gorgeous. Thanks for the earlier tips on getting blocking wires from a welder. You are indeed a master knitter.

Helen said...

Oh Kathy, it is beautiful!

brooklyn tweed said...

wow kathy! it looks wonderful and i looove the photos. (i love the peek of the glacier in the background)

Did i ever tell you my brother lived and worked in Skagway for a few years (he moved back to the lower 48 last year) and i stayed up with him for a while?

bekka said...

awesome shawl. and the background ain't bad, either.

Leslie said...

Oh, how beutiful! I love how the color of the shawl perfectly matches the sky and water.

Theresa said...

That fits the landscape so beautifully!

Terhi said...

Oy oy oy! It's gorgeous! The colour looks so nice, especially in that beautiful scenery.

Dipsy D. said...

Oh - this is absolutely stunning! How very, very beautiful! The pictures are really perfect too - this is a feast for the eyes! Great job, my friend!

uhoava gnu said...

Beautiful shawl, beautiful pictures! First time visiting your blog, and already like it so much.

..And now I have something to answer to people asking how it's possible to live in freezing-cold Finland: "In FINLAND the weather is always fine, if you're a knitter!"

kt said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh.

(Big sigh)

How beautiful. And what a beautiful place to document in! The shawl complements the setting. Just lurvely.

Martina said...

Amazing...Such a beautiful shawl...such beautiful pictures.

Longhorn Diva said...

That has to be the best combination of project and envoronment I have ever seen. I literally sighed over them. Wow.

Longhorn Diva said...

Excuse me, I really can spell 'environment/' Just can't type. ;)