Friday, March 26, 2010

Some Finished Projects

I finished another Aeslight Shawl this one is for me. I made it in the larger size and used Hand Maiden Mini Maiden.

I really love the Hand Maiden yarns they feel amazing and the colours are always beautiful.

I did have two skeins of this gorgeous yarn but gave the other to my daughter because she loved it so much. She is supposedly making a scarf from it.

Speaking of scarves I made a scarf for my friends daughter Stephanie from Cascade 220. I made the Tilly Scarf for her sister last year and couldn't leave Stephie out so when I saw her last I asked her what her favourite colour was and of course it was pink.

Lucky I had 2 skeins left in this colour and made her a scarf which I finished a couple of days ago but left it blocking.

It took me a couple of days to find a pattern that I liked and though suitable for a young girls and ended up with The Lace Thorn stitch pattern from The Big Book of Stitch Patterns.


183cm/73 inches long x 19cm/7.5 inches wide

The pattern is very simple :

I cast on 38 st

Row 1 -K2 *k3, yo, sl1,k1,psso,k2* k2 -repeat *to* k2

Row 2 -K2*p2,yo,p2 tog,* ending k last 2st

These two rows form the pattern.

For the fringe I cut 51 20cm (8inch) long pieces of yarn for each side and thread 3 through to make the fringe.

Yarn: 1.6 hanks of Cascade 220
Needles: 5.5mm KnitPicks Harmony

I like Cascade 220 it gives a really nice stitch definition.

I almost forgot to mention and add this photo. I had two lovely helpers my son and my daughters boyfriend winding the skein into a ball.

And that is it for my update this week. Hope you all have a great weekend and get lots of knitting done!

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Oh my.....another beautiful shawl pattern! Too many patterns and too little time. You did a fantastic job on this one. I've yet to try that yarn by Handmaiden but hope to some day. I'm bookmarking this pattern!