Thursday, October 27, 2011

2 More Shawls

I love making shawls. Love love love. So thoroughly satisfying and a practical use of 2 skeins of 'nice' merino & silk yarn.  And it doesn't taking freaking forever to finish! 
I go through cycles, probably like other knitters. T-G !  I'm over the dishcloth period. Still - technically - in the bear-sweater period, as I have a new, naked bear, awaiting his cabled & seed stitch sweater. A charity auction project, goes with the blanket already started, a violet-purple cotton blend.

Saroyan Pine Scarf

Yarn =   Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy
DK / 8 ply / 153 yards
41% Cotton, 34% Hemp, 25% Rayon
 3 skeins = 459.0 yards (419.7m)
Color =  Pine Green 28

Pattern  =  Saroyan by Liz Abinante
Size after blocking  = 10"x77"
Needle =  US 6 - 4.0 mm

A lovely pattern, love the yarn. A beautiful teal green. I did 9-11-9 repeats (9-increases 11-center 9-decreases); unblocked was 9”x65”, after light blocking 10”x77”. Just enough left of the 3rd ball, I could have done one more center repeat.
Cotton/hemp has a nice drape, though a little color bleeding when I got it wet for blocking. Great weight for hot weather climates…hope to wear this all winter.


Lemony Chinook Scarf 
Pattern =  Chinook Scarf by Ali Green

Size after blocking = 14" x 68"
Needle = US 6 - 4.0 mm
Yarn  =  Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino
DK / 8 ply / 150 yards
51% Silk, 49% Merino
Used  =  2 skeins = 300.0 yards (274.3m)
Color  = Yellow

A dear friend’s mother will celebrate her 100th birthday in November and... yellow is her favorite color. Who wouldn’t want a little silk & merino scarf? Love love love the Malabrigo.