Monday, March 14, 2011

Kaleidoscope Shawl

I recently acquired a gorgeous ball of color...


It's "Punta Yarns Merisock Hand Painted". There were 463 yards in the skein and I tried to use every inch that I could. This little ball is all that is left from the Lily Chin "Mock Faroese Shawl" that I finished a couple of weeks ago...


I tried a few different crochet hook sizes and decided on an "I". It made the stitches full and not stringy but left them loose enough to block out and look lacey. Here it is before blocking...


The top really wanted to curve so I went with it. That meant that my foldover-down-the-center technique would work best to keep it symmetrical. I folded it down the center, placed a blocking wire in the fold and used pins to secure it...


Next, I gently stretched it out, being careful to keep points and rows together, shaped it, pinned it, and let it dry...


It has a pretty shape...


The small amount of yardage and this pattern limited the size but it turned out to be a nice small shawlette...


Drapey and lacey...


It'll make a perfect accent to an outfit and a nice splash of color...


The colors...I just can't get enough of them...


Red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple, brown...


So pretty!...

7 comments:

KarenB said...

It's SO BEAUTIFUL! I love it.

Benita said...

That really reminds me of October in Indiana. Lots of oranges and browns, still some green left and lots of heavenly blue sky. Absolutely lovely.

jomamma said...

Mmmm, love the color of that yarn! It's beautiful, maybe I should take up the hook. I'm not having any luck finding anything to knit right now.

Sandra said...

really, really lovely! I really should better my crochet skills.

knitinsage said...

what a clever way to block that shape! i've struggled with that.

a BEAUTIFUL wrap!

Mosolyrend Évi :) said...

Szuper!

Szépséges :)

pineneedles4 said...

Cheryl,

This is so beautiful! I LOVE the colors and the way the shawl drapes! Great work as always!

Vanessa in Oklahoma