Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Succulent Shawl by Maria Montzka.

Hello my friends, I hope you've all had a good week. I wanted to pop in and tell you that the Succulent Shawl by Maria Montzka that I test knit last month, has now been released. It's a top down triangular shawl with lace and stockinette sections at the top, finished with a beautiful lace section and picot bind off.

I used Eden Cottage Titus 4ply, hand-dyed especially for The Golden Skein, Power of Three Yarn Club, it was beautiful to knit with and has a lovely sheen with the 50% silk content.

The actual pattern calls for two x 100g skeins and makes a beautiful, large, lace shawl, very cosy for the autumn and winter months. I didn't have two skeins of the same colour so I did a smaller, one skein version, which is perfect for how I wear my shawls, just draped around my neck, like a scarf. Maria advises you on the pattern on how to change the size, I just did three repeats of Section A and used 70g of my skein. I probably could have made it a little bit bigger but was worried I wouldn't have enough yarn for the picot bind off.

Here's my finished Succulent Shawlette after blocking, it has such a gorgeous drape, the lace looks so fine and delicate, almost like cobweb lace. The weather is dropping here in the UK and definitely has that Autumnal feel so I've been wearing this first thing in the morning, on the way to work. It's perfect as it feels so light and airy but keeps the chill off.

Maria announced on her latest episode that she is having a Shawl Season KAL which this pattern will be perfect to take part in. If you've never seen Maria's podcast which is called Stitched in Sweden, I urge you to take a look. She is such a talented knitter and makes some beautiful projects as well as giving great tips for knitters.

I'm taking part on Nicole's KCCO and Ginny's Yarn Along, where you can pick up so much inspiration, I love browsing everyone else's projects.

xxxxDebxxxx

 

13 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the color!

Evelyn Hender said...

lovely looking pattern. I wasn't sure about it from the first shots of it on the needle but when it's blocked out it completely transforms. Gotta love lace knitting lol

mamasmercantile said...

That is stunning, just beautiful. The lace pattern is a real delight.

Donna said...

That really is a pretty pattern. You did a wonderful job. I have some yarn in the stash that may work well with that one.....

Pom Pom said...

Oh, that's LOVELY! You did a beautiful job! Thank you for sharing.

Caroline said...

That is truly gorgeous! The pattern is super and that colour is amazing... What a lovely blog you have!

harknessangels said...

Such a lovely shawl! Love that colorway!

Simply Playing said...

Lovely shawl - especially that delicate picot bind off. The color reminds me of indigo - love it!

Tracey ~ Clover said...

Wow, that is stunning!

Caffeine Girl said...

As always, your test knit is better than any advertisement! The shawl is just gorgeous, and I love that color. I don't know how you manage lace knitting in such dark color -- but you do!

Lucy Bowen said...

How beautiful, what a great job?!

Kepanie said...

I love this blue you used. I like how this shawl has those little points all over the edging. I like how the designer styled it around her neck on her project page.

elns said...

Lovely photo of it blocked! Love the color.