Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Lighter than Air........


This is the shawl that started my current love affair with Rowan Kidsilk Spray and subsequently Kidsilk Night yarns. I've used this pattern before - last time was using the pineapple fibre ramie - and it always knits up beautifully with not as much effort as you would think. It's more time consuming than anything else, but has the advantage of decreasing gradually as you go which fools you into thinking you are knitting faster!
The yarn is a soft pink with hints of lavender and peach, and really is as light as air. Combined with the fluffiness of the mohair, it makes for a delicate yet warm wrap.
It is wide enough to be wrapped around your shoulders and tied in a knot - I have one in navy that can even be worn over jeans and looks great. This will be going on to Etsy very shortly.

I have two other kidsilk project on the go - a curly lacy crochet scarf in Kidsilk Night, which has a thin sparkly silver thread running through it, in the shade 'Storm' which is a purply blue exactly the colour of storm clouds. The scarf is trimmed with clear crystal beads which to my mind represent the rain drops. Looking very pretty - had to put it on hold while I searched the globe for another ball of this colour which arrived this morning.

The other project is a lacy knit scarf in a deep blue Kidsilk Night, this time threaded with blue-ish AB seed beads - still very much in the early stages but looking lovely already.

I just love to knit.......

4 comments:

Laura said...

*Gasp!* This is gorgeous, Caroline. Looking forward to seeing those scarves - they sound very pretty!

PG said...

Gosh. Just - gosh. I am quite mind boggled, you have out knitted yourself- it's like a gorgeous huge cobweb covered in frost!

Caroline B said...

Hooray PG - frosty cobweb, that was the whole idea, mission accomplished!

Magpie Magic said...

It's totally gorgeous. Love it! Can't wait to see the new one.