Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Candle Flame Shawl

Finished Candleflame ShawlDuring the spring of 2004 the CIC_Knit List knit shawls for the CIC caregivers.

I knit this Candle Flame Shawl out of worsted weight Peace Fleece.

Using a #9 needle, the result was a nice draping fabric still heavy enough to provide warmth.

It took 16 ounces/800 yards of yarn, and I used almost every inch of it.

If you knit this shawl, remember to save a generous amount of yarn for the garter stitch band that finishes the long side of the triangle. (Experience speaking here. LOL)

I had to frog and make the band narrower than the pattern called for because I didn't have enough yarn left. Turned out I liked the narrower band better anyway.

Candle Flame Shawl stitch detailPeace Fleece is 30% Mohair, 70% wool), 2-ply wool.

They advertise themselves as "A yarn company committed to helping historic enemies cooperate and prosper through trade."

That's great as long as the yarn is nice - and it is.

The Peace Fleece colors are complex and rich. This color is Dusty Rose, a dusty pink with orange and white flecks named after the wild roses that grow high in the mountain valleys of Soviet Georgia.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've not had the urge to make this shawl ... none. Until I saw yours -- guess I just needed to see it in a color I liked. It's gorgeous!

Kathy in northern MN

Marguerite said...

Kathy, so glad I could be helpful. LOL

FantasyDreamKnits said...

I am knitting it in a red heart acrylic for lack of a better yarn (shudder). But seeing yours I will be doing another in a softer mohair. Thanks for the pictures!

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Thanks for the info on the amount of yarn you used - in the original pattern I had found online it didn't tell the amount needed. Now I can shop.