Monday, August 10, 2009

Another Ishbel

One of the things I love about knitting is the wonderful people you get to meet :-) Juliet ( of Artists Palette Yarns ) and I go to the same knitting group on a Tuesday evening, and wouldn't have otherwise met each other. Juliet is going to be a vendor at next weekend's Fibrefest, and wants her yarns knitted into projects as a showcase for customers to see how a yarn looks and feels when knitted up, which is how I came to knit this Ishbel for her I'm so pleased I have, not only have I tried a new yarn, I've used different colours for me ( although they are hard to photograph accurately ).

The yarn is Sweet Feet, which is a fingering weight yarn. Each skein contains 400m, and is a mix of 80% merino and 20% Bamboo. It is beautifully soft, and has a lovely drape, perfect for shawls and scarves. I used 4mm needles.

I made 2 small modifications to the pattern. I found the bind-off tight for blocking last time and so knitted rather than purled the bind off row ( as you do with a fcs ) which helped enormously. I also found last time that the eyelets along the top of the shawl varied in size because of doing them on a purl row, so instead of k3, yon at the beginning of every row I did k2, yon, k1 which solved the problem regarding the difference in size although I'm not sure about the appearance of the eyelet







7 comments:

RooKnits said...

oooh pretty - I agree about the eyelets. Great idea.

BarbSz said...

WOW Love it :)

Tanya said...

That is so delicate and stunning. Good idea about the YOs. I guess you could also pick them up on the wrong side row - I did that method on some socks recently and it worked well.

ruthcrafts said...

Lovely! a great solution for the YOs too... I seem to remember that I wrapped my yarn twice to lengthen some of them :)

Linda said...

Thats beautiful. The yarn looks great to nkit with.

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

It's simply stunning, love the colourway too...


...will you be tempted to add to your stash at fibrefest???

Probably Jane said...

What a lovely and unusual colourway - your Ishbel sets it off perfectly!