Friday, July 4, 2008

Midnight Blue Swallowtail









The Swallowtail Shawl is done and I really enjoyed this knit. Well, maybe except from the nupps. Or rather the first couple of rows with nupps. I had to make the loops extremely loose in order to make them, and once I even managed to tug the yarn so hard that it broke. I was actually about to give up and just leave out the nupps but after a while I got the hang of it. Fortunately, it wasn’t that difficult after all.





The yarn is half wool and half silk and not stretchy at all. This is a very good explanation why the nupps were so hard to make. If I knit this shawl again, which I’m really positive about, I think I’ll go for a more supple yarn even though I really love how this shawl turned out. The silk makes it smell sooo good! And the dark blue color with the lighter blue specks is gorgeous. A shawl perfect for a chilly summer night or day.




The color in the last photo is closest to the real one!


Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl (pdf) from Interweave Knits, Fall 2006

Designer: Evelyn A. Clark

Yarn: Silkwool (unfortunately no further details!)

5 comments:

Birgitte said...

Wauw! Det er flot! Det ser også ud som om, der er noget arbejde i det. Skøn farve!!

Ulli said...

lise, what a gorgeous shawl! LOVE the color....

Gudrun Johnston said...

That's so beautiful Lise!

Wendolene said...

Your shawl is beautiful! I love seeing lace knit in unique fiber combinations.

Mimosa said...

I hope that my swallowtail shawl will be as beautiful as yours !

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