Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Spanish christening shawl


I've been working on this shawl from "Folk shawls" by Oberle for over a year. It went with me to South Africa and back home again. The center diamond section is great fun to knit but the edging takes forever and also while I had 13 ball of Pomfret sport wt yarn (50 grams each), it ran out about 1/4 way on the edging. Fortunately my stash came in handy and I was able to work in 2 balls of a New Zealand yarn and then another ball of an Aussie yarn. If I were to make t his one again, I'd make sure I had enough yarn first or use something in an easily available color so I could make subs easier. This blue teal isn't that easy to find. It's a lovely soft wool yarn and I'm gifting it to Asya's mommy.

3 comments:

Thata said...

Wow... perfect... I like the colour and the stiches too. Hope someday I could knitting like you...

Hugs,
thata

Bets said...

Lovely shawl, love the contrasting border.

Knitman said...

And this too is beautiful Marian.