Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Arizona Shawl

I love it !

I love how it turned out. I debated about adding fringe & then I tried, just to be sure and then found it didn't need the added length. The neutral color over black is great, perfect shawl weight for Arizona too.
It has a drapy-ness that I guess is only from linen/rayon combo, but a lovely weight for Arizona, hence the name. Beautiful friend & co-worker Kit models in the library. Finished size is 14"x80".

This is the yarn used:
Berroco Linen JeansWeight: Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi)
Yardage: 80 yards (73 meters) - I used 8 skeins
Unit weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Gauge: 19.0 = 4 inches
Needle size: US 9 / 5.5 mm
Fibers: 70% Rayon, 30% Linen
Texture: linen tape Color: Natural
The pattern is One Row Lace Scarf, courtesy of Turvid : http://turvid.blogspot.com/2009/03/free-pattern-one-row-lace-scarf.html
I cast-on 64 stitches; any multiple of 4 will work and about 4 rows of garter at either end. I think of it as my Closer Shawl - I watched seasons 1, 2 & 3 of The Closer this summer, while knitting this shawl. I can't see Kyra wearing this :)


Eagle Dawg said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! I am such a beginning knitter it isn't even funny but I'll hope to be able to pull off something like that in the future :)

azdiana53 said...

Thank you! It was easier than it looks, pattern is the same row, over & over. That's my kind of knitting, as I'm a beginner too.

vonnie said...

Love your shawl.........i've been looking for an idea for one for myself (i always give away my knitting!) and this one just popped out to me!
You did a fine job on this treasure!
I need to get knitting fast as i'd like it ready to wear by Oct. 2!

azdiana53 said...

Thanks! I know what you mean, this one I am keeping! The pattern is a favorite, adapts well as scarf or shawl, & so simple, only one row to remember - that's my kind of kintting. Good luck with yours :)

DrChopSuey said...

So pretty! Great job!

azdiana53 said...

Thank you!