Monday, February 14, 2011

Ignorance is bliss

Yes, another shawl FO. This is the fifth triangular shawl I finished so far this year, and certainly the most challenging. Mostly because I was incapable of reading the chart & its key carefully. As a result of printing out the pattern in black & white, I mistook the first few hundred beads that I should have added for 'purl on RS' stitches. In fairness, I did intend to use fewer beads than called for in the pattern. I also confused the symbols for a single decrease and a double decrease at one stage. However, I did finish the project on time for a friend's birthday, and I am fairly smug with the results.



Pattern; Aeolian by Elizabeth Freeman
Yarn; Hedgehog Fibres pure cashmere lace in 'Glacier'.
Beads; Japanese seed beads 8/0 round ( not knowing much about beads, I assume this refers to size & shape)

Lessons learned; adding beads with a crochet hook & reading the bloody pattern very carefully. Also noting the perils of printing charts in black & white.

While I don't wear particularly girly clothing, I do enjoy making it, & I seem to have found a very willing recipient for my efforts.

4 comments:

  1. Wow you're really churning out the pretty shawls right now! It's really beautiful.

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  2. Bootiful!!! I'm in awe of your knitting speed. That aeolian is just perfect, I adore the colour and the beads. Hope the recipient knows how special it is.

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  3. Oh, wow. I love everything about it.

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  4. Thanks girls.
    Birthday girl has assured me that she has been gleefully showing it off for the last couple of days. *smug knitter*

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