Wednesday, July 18, 2012

tickled pink


In my ridiculous need to have a minimum of two active projects going at the same time, I cast on for Calsada last weekend. It's my first shawlette (or shawl of any sort!). The pattern starts with the lace edging, then you go back and complete the body using short rows in garter stitch. The lace pattern is a 10 row repeat, and goes pretty fast since your only knitting 21 stitches at its widest point. I've completed 17 repeats so far ... only 43 to go! I'm so happy to have finally found a "home" for this yarn ... this is my first project using Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (colorway: tickled pink). I first cast on for some gloves, but didn't like the way the yarn pooled. Then I attempted a Nympheas, but it just didn't look right ... looks like third time's the charm with Calsada!

5 comments:

  1. That is such a different way of constructing a shawl, at least I've never knitted one like that. Sounds like fun and I can tell that it is going to be very pretty by the time you are finished!

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  2. Such a pretty shawl. I am going to add it to my queue

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  3. I've never knitted a shawl of this contruction, but I think Andrea's Shawl pattern on Ravelry is very similar. Lovely yarn!

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  4. I love how tiny your needles are so I know I would love to knit that pattern up! Great yarn color!!

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  5. another yarn that I think I have to add to my stash..

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