Friday, 20 June 2014

FO Friday......two shawls.

 

Hello my friends, how has your week been? I'm back today with not one but two FO's and they are both shawls.

The first one is a test knit that I've just finished for Helen Stewart of the Curious Handmade Podcast it won the Unwind Brighton design competition and is aptly named Pebble Beach. It will be released on the 14th July but for those attending Unwind Brighton, it will be part of the programme!!!

I used Eaden Yarn gradient in Ombré Aqua on 4mm needles and once blocked was 55" wide and 15" from the centre of the neck to the bottom edge.

It was a very enjoyable knit, it holds your attention been a lace pattern but saying that it is not a difficult lace and once I'd read the row I was on, I didn't have to check back again as it was easy to memorise. It feels so light and airy across my shoulders and is perfect for the summer. I will be knitting it again but in a more luxurious yarn, probably with an alpaca content, ready for those winter months. There are more photos of my Pebble Beach project page.

My next shawl is On the Pier by Justyna Lorkowska, this pattern is part of the Unwind KAL's that are going on.

This shawl is a simple garter stitch body with an eyelet detail and lace border, I knit it in Drops Alpaca for the main colour and some leftover Juno Arts Alice 4ply. Again there are more photos on my On the Pier project page.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your lovely comments and encouragement. Have a great weekend.

xxxxDebxxxx

 

 

 

 

13 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I love love love the colors!!!!!!!

JansArtyJunk said...

Your shawls are beautiful Deb :)

Jo said...

Love the blue one - How did you finish it so fast?? Jo x

gilly said...

More gorgeous shawls to drool over..! These are both just lovely. Happy weekend, enjoy the sunshine. xx

Ana BC said...

Both shawls are delicious!!!

Amy at love made my home said...

They are both lovely I like the colours that you have used especially. xx

Kepanie said...

Lovely shawls. I am coveting the first one. You are an inspiration for making shawls. I think I'm gonna have ta like Helen on Ravelry and add her to my favorite designer list.

Ira Huberts said...

I am always completely amazed at how quick you are Deb in making such amazing shawls! They're both superb, you'll love wearing these! Have a great weekend, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Chrissie Crafts said...

Stunning! And that ombre yarn, oooo! Chrissie x

Janine said...

These are both beautiful. I especially love the aqua one :)

Evelyn Hender said...

Ooo I love the Pebble Beach one!

Patricia McMullen said...

Lovely! Absolutely stunning!

Judy said...

Hi,
Just found your blog through the Curious Handmade group. Love your shawls. I'm new to knitting them and am looking for a new pattern as I finished one yesterday. These are both very nice!

xxoo

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