Friday, March 28, 2014

Finale: Spring 春天

Project:  Spring 春天
Pattern Ascalon by Christelle Nihoul (Ravelry free download)
Yarn:  Twisted Sisters Zazu Hand Paints, 100% Merino
Yardage:  1170 yards in stash, used about 1000 yards

Extra: 65 fresh water pearls
Needles: Size 6
Cast onDecember 31, 2013
Cast off: finished knitting March 3, 2014, finished adding the pearls March 22
Cost: about $30 for yarn
Previous entry: January 31

Notes: This is a lovely pattern with small cables and twisted stitches. It's knitted in one piece up and down, so there are relatively small number of stitches on the needle at a time. The garter stitch portion makes it easy and quick, and the pattern stitch border makes it interesting and engaging. The yarn being 100% merino wool is light and lofty, great to knit with but lack of drape. Adding the pearls helps creating a nice drape and extra sparkle. I'm very happy with the result.

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Voie de Vie said...

Hi Vivian -

I haven't been here in a while - your shawl came out so well! I do love the pearl bottom edging.

Hope things are well with you.

Spinster Beth said...

It's amazing ... as always :-)

Kathryn Ray said...

That turned out very well. :-)

Pooch said...

Gorgeous with very interesting looking stitching. Beautifully done.


Babajeza said...

Lovely! :-)

Chrisknits said...

Lovely. This is one I have marked. Just need time!!

WonderWhyGal said...

The pearls were a lovely touch. I know what you mean about the added weight. Denise added beads on the edging of the shawl she crocheted for me out of my handspun. It was amazing to see how the drape changed with the added beads.

Beautiful and functional.