Saturday, February 25, 2006

Fir Cone Square Shawl

Done in right at 2 weeks (my Olympic knitting), the Fir Cone Square Shawl is finished! Again, the yarn is about 4 ounces of 1/14 cashmere from ColourMartUK in "Everglades" on 3.5mm needles. The cost of the yarn was about $15 - not much more than Zephyr!

A couple of quick pictures (click to make 'em big and useful)-

I am amazed at how many different colours I can get out of this yarn. Most things look different depending on the lighting, but wow have I never had something that would go from green to blue to almost black so consistently. Messes with my mind!

(Few more Fritty pics here)

About the yarn - it's oiled for machine knitting, so it needs to be washed. But cashmere is quite delicate, especially when it's as thin as this, so wet blocking is a bit risky. This meant washing it Thursday night, letting it dry, pinning it out in the morning and hope that spritzing will be sufficent blocking. Thankfully it was! (oy that was a lot of commas)
Finished size is, eh, about 50" square. Plenty big.


Blogger EvaLux said...

Wow it is gorgeous!!! And indeed it is funny to see how it changes colors :) I like the periwinkle version in the first pic best LOL.

Oh and Fritty is gorgeous on all the pictures (I'm avid reader of her blog :)) Just tell her that the only pics worth watching are those that she's in...

Cheers Eva

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