Monday, 3 August 2009

Jasmine - a Wisp of a Shawl......

The above shawl was knitted in the Japanese yarn, Habu Silk & Mohair, shade 'Rosemary' . This yarn is an absolute joy to knit with, so delicate but strong, fluffy but with a silky sheen, and whatever pattern you use it with, it always looks great.

I knitted a simple lace edging and then picked up the top stitches to knit the plain main part in stocking stitch, finishing with a row of eyelets at the top and using short row shaping to create the semi-circular shape. I picked up a few stitches at either end to make the ties, and crocheted a picot edging round the whole thing.

To finish it off, I knitted the tiniest of flowers using Rowan Kidsilk Haze in the shade 'Icecream', and sewed them randomly across the shawl, with little vintage pearl beads in the centre of each one.

This will be for sale on Etsy shortly, or you can e-mail me direct.


Magpie Magic said...

WOW! This is lovely, just like wearing a flowery cloud. :-)

Laura said...

Aw! Floaty. Nice one!

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