June 10, 2012

Spruce Forest

Spruce Forest

Spruce Forest

Spruce Forest

I decided that some of the mustard yellow/rusty orange yarn that I've obsessively collected lately should be put to use to justify the spending. The Wollmeise Pure 100% Merino Superwash in the colorway Jeton, that I've particularly coveted, seemed like a suitable choice for the Spruce Forest pattern by Nancy Bush from the Brooklyn Tweed Wool People Vol. 2 collection. I did not expect the shawl to be this big from the sample pictures, or I might have chosen the Wollmeise Lacegarn instead (which I also happen to have in Jeton). This is about the largest shawl I would knit from the sock weight yarn, since it's relatively heavy. However, it worked out fine, I think.

The construction of this shawl is interesting, starting from the bottom tip of the center triangle. When you get to the top of the triangle, you put the stitches on hold while you pick up stitches from the other two sides and knit a lace edging (thankfully not a sideways knitted-on edging this time). Then you take the stitches on hold, pick up some stitches from the ends of the lace edging, and knit a narrow garter stitch edge to finish the top border. I like the k2tog bind-off, even though I think I made the top border bind-off a bit too loose.

While taking the pictures, I felt I might be running out of creative poses for showing off shawls. I'm basically doing the same ones for each shawl. You can spot the remote control in my left hand in the third picture!

This shawl makes my 9th entry to the 12 shawls in 2012 challenge. Now that I've just finished two shawls, it's time to cast on some more!

The Ravelry project page

9 comments:

  1. uh, i think i have to knit this shawl!
    it's beautiful!

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  2. you are a very fast and excellent knitter, what a gorgeous shawl. it looks beautiful on you, the color especially. your photos are great too.

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    1. Thank you! I don't know if I'm particularly fast, I've been working on this for about 3 weeks, among other things.

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  3. I don't know what it is about mustard yellow, but I haven't been able to get enough of it lately either.

    Beautiful shawl! It looks perfect for a summer evening - big enough to cover and provide a wee bit of warmth, but light and airy enough to wear all day.

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    1. Yeah. Since the yarn is pleasant to wear against bare skin, it will be handy for summer evenings in T-shirts.

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  4. This is a gorgeous shawl Helena! I admire your patience knitting these shawls, taking beautiful pictures and posting about them!

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  5. This is so lovely. I have the yarn and pattern all set to go for this one - seeing yours, I can't wait to start!

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  6. This is a gorgeous, gorgeuos shawl and I love your entire blog!

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