Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Experimental or just mental?



So I kind of had this idea for a shawl.

Loosely based on the Japanese Design here, I started with almost a full ball of black Heirloom Cashmino, and so I began using a very simple eyelet pattern and increasing for a regular triangular shawl.

When that ran out, I introduced the feather and fan pattern in the Jawoll Magic yarn, and just kept going with the increases until the ball ran out.

And then I joined the black laceweight and continued (without increases) in the 'even daintier chevron' pattern from the Red Barbara Walker stitch dictionary (the best one imo).

Block like a middle aged trophy wife's face.



Et voila! Quite pleased, not 100% - the difference in the yarn weights means that it doesn't have the most horizontal of top edges, so it slips a little on the shoulders, so next time I'll have to work on that..

I think it must be the colours, or maybe the weather, but this project has really piqued my creative juices. I'm thinking a wrap, missoni home style, in another colourway of this yarn.

11 comments:

drkknits said...

oh look! its finished! its amazing! its totally wild and wonderful, and im sure will be much appreciated. so creative, you are!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Definitely not mental!! That is beautiful, love the way you have mixed it up a bit :-) I bet the more you wear it the more you will mould into in and you will LOVE it!

M-H said...

I love it. But I'm weird like that. Colour! Give me more! BTW, The missoni link doesn't work...

Vintage Grrl said...

I am gobsmacked! That is tremendous! Love the contrasts of both colour and weight.

travellersyarn said...

"Block like a middle age trophy wife's face." Ha, ha, ha! I love the scarf, and am quite fond of the Jawoll Magic yarn.

Have you seen the Missoni Home towels? I like very, very much.

Ann said...

It's gorgeous & the mix of colors is fantastic. That's a really creative shawl.

Janette said...

When I initially saw the knitting of this shawl I wasn't too taken with the colour mix, but now ... it is truly fantastic.

Congratulations. This is indeed a designer item and I'm sure will be much loved by your MIL.

Have a great trip.

Rose Red said...

mmmmm. missoni...me likey very much.

The shawl is wild!! Great gift for your MIL.

Maria said...

Wow!!!! Its fantastic - love it hanging on the wall

Jejune said...

Oh! My goodness! It's stunning! I love the blend of feather and fan with the lace at the bottom border.

Anonymous said...

Wow its gorgeous, love the colours, love the different weights in yarn. It is amazing