Wednesday, August 24, 2011

more cottage knitting

I decided while at the cottage that I needed to knit lace. Not a lot of lace, just a little wisp of something. I had this wonderful Knit Picks Baby Alpaca that had been sitting in my stash forever, and it really wanted to be knit up.
So I did.

The second shot above gives a pretty good indication of the colour of this "Autumn" colourway. What it doesn't show is the absolute softness and deliciousness of the fibre...

I started this on our vacation, and finished it up when we got home. I soaked it, blocked it, and man o man, does it ever open up and become almost ethereal when blocked!


The pattern is the Holden Shawlette, and while nice, the miles of stockinette will bore you to tears if it was any bigger. The pictures on the pattern didn't really show the edging too well, but I like the fact that the lace bit is not really overly lacy and fussy. This is a nice, light, warm shawlette, and will make a great gift for someone on my list.
I opted to not do the picot bind off - this yarn was so light and the bind off so fiddly (although very pretty!). I went with a crochet loop bind off, and I"m happy with how it turned out.

7 comments:

KnitTech said...

Wow, that's very, VERY pretty.

Lucky Canuck said...

Very, very gorgeous and what a colour! It is lace madness in the province of Ontario!

Kristyn said...

Beautiful color. I have this pattern in my queue - I may have to move it up.

Acorn to Oak said...

It's very pretty. I'm amazed at how fast you were able to knit that up. Incredible! I think there is a local knit along that is making that shawl.

Brendaknits said...

Very nice. The miles of plain stockinet are more tolerable knowing there is some interesting lace to come.

Carol said...

You should be happy at how it turned out. Very pretty. I;ll be the squiishiness doesn't hurt either....

julia in KW said...

Lovely shawl! I received my package from you yesterday and I want to say thank you so much. Very kind and generous and now I just need to decide what to knit and where to place the sticker...someplace that I can see it regularly...thank you again...j