Thursday, July 22, 2010

The forgotten shawl

Prairie Rose Lace Shawl
Pattern: Prairie Rose Lace Shawl from the knitter's book of wool (rav)
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in Ravelry Red
Needles: #4 knitpicks options (i think)
Started: June 16, Finished: June 29

You know when you finish something and then it takes you over half a month to weave in 2 ends? yeah this was one of those somethings.

i knit back on the plain rows just to shake things up so my shawl is garter lace instead of stockinette. the lace of the original stands out more than mine, but i don't think i got a bad result (and i saved myself a bunch of purling!) i followed the pattern as written but i had a lot of yarn leftover and could've made it larger.

i did not make it larger because i got kind of tired of it after awhile. there's nothing wrong with the pattern per se, it just wasn't my favorite.

i adore the yarn. i really like using mal sock for shawls. it's so soft and has great stitch definition. i think it's better suited to lace than to socks.

and of course, i heart the color. i would buy this color over and over again. and speaking of gorgeous color, have you seen this version? LOVE that green.

so far i've knit 5 shawls this year, and i'm currently working on the 6th. not too shabby.

thank you for the birthday wishes, everyone!

5 comments:

  1. I completely agree with you about Mal Sock being better suited to lace than socks. Something about the sheen ... Anyway, your shawl is lovely -- I like the look of garter lace with this pattern!

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  2. That is a very pretty shawl.

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  3. You're ahead of me on shawls. I've got some Malabrigo Sock in the stash, but I haven't used it yet. I am planning to make Herbivore with the Persia colorway. I love the red!

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  4. Very pretty! The red really pops!

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