Monday, January 05, 2009

Irish Diamond Shawl Finale

Pattern: Irish Diamond Shawl from Folk Shawl by Cheryl Oberle
Yarn: Newton Yarn Country Cashmere Merino, 50% merino wool, 50% cashmere, fingering weight, about 2,000 yards, purchased at Stitches West a few years ago
Needle: US size 7
Color: Olive green, looks a little darker in life than in these pictures
Cast on: July 2008
Finished: November 2008
Precious entry: in progress
Cost: about $60
Notes: This is a beautiful shawl! The pattern is straight forward. The two lace sections are fairly simple yet not boring. Cast on starts at the neck edge, increase between each section, and cast off at the bottom long edge. The end result is a square with opening diagonally in one of the sections. The yarn is very nice to work with -- it's the same yarn I used for Muir and Chinese Red Vest -- and gives the shawl a nice drape.


Karin said...

That is beautiful!!! The yarn sounds so delectable...I bet you want to just stay wrapped up in it all the time!

Sarah said...

I wish I could knit like that. You are beyond awesome.

dogquilter said...

Beautiful job Viv!!! I just adore shawls and know you are going to really enjoy this one. :)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Beautiful, Beautiful.
Sending prayers out for your sweet doggie.