Wednesday, June 24, 2009

81. FO Swallowtail Shawl

I can't remember the last time I made an FO post. That means this shawl took me far too long to make. Details :

Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark (rav link)

Yarn: 1 skein Araucania Itata Solid
Needles: US 8 36" circular

Needles: US 8 36" circular

Mods: I had to cut out 4 rows at the very end of of k7, yo, k1, yo out of fear of running out of yarn and I was dead on at the end. If I hadn't cut them I would not have had enough yarn to finish it.

Notes: I love this shawl so much, it took me quite a while to finish it because I lost all my luster as soon as I realized I might not have enough yarn to finish the full pattern. Out of fear of not being able to get the same yarn - I put it aside for a little while and worked on some other projects but, my roomate-made-lifemate suggested I just cut out some repeat rows at the end and she was right on the button. I don't have proper blocking facilities so I ended up laying it to dry on a towel which worked out okay. I will end up having to iron it every now and then to accentuate the yo, k1, yo's at the end but other than that - it is beautiful and I suggest knitting it no matter how many times you have to rip back (which was bout 4 or 5 for me). The yarn was great to knit with, it rarely split and I love the color's that it comes in. A++

I have some new stuff to put up on the shop but I have been SO busy lately I can't find the time. I will get it all done before I fly to Kansas City this weekend for one of my best friends baby showers.



yoel said...

Love it! But I wish there were more close-up pics that show it off in all its glory :)

andrea said...

So pretty!! I have been really into the shawl shape lately, but wearing them in front like yours!

Grace said...

Love it. Great job! It's also reassuring because every repeat I knit on mine I end up ripping out 2 repeats. Thank God for life-lines... and Nathan's hot dogs!

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Anonymous said...

It turned out really beautiful Er!