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)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Shawlette Finished

Pattern: Summer Shawlette, a short Faroese lacy shawl designed by Sandi Wiseheart.

Yarn: Knitpicks Andean Treasure. 100% baby alpaca in sport weight.

Color: Lilac Heather.

Needles: #9

Gauge: 4 stitches/inch

The Faroese shaped shawlette is knit top down like the shawls in Stahman Shawls and Scarves. It would be easy to make it a little longer if desired. I like the length it turned out.

I used three balls of Andean Treasure with only a few feet left over. My swatch was knit with a ball from a different dye lot, so not an inch of yarn was wasted. I highly recommend buying four balls unless you've got very good nerves and extremely good luck.

Even thought I used a #9 needle when the pattern called for a #10, the shawlette blocked out to 16 inches long in the back, a half inch longer than the pattern measurement.

I knit moderately loose and often go down a needle size from what is listed in a pattern.

No doubt about it, the back is the prettiest side of this shawl.

This is a great project for almost instant knitting gratification. Before you're tired of the project, it's done.

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