Thursday, January 10, 2008

Starting



A new shawl. I found this pattern on-line somewhere. I don't remember where and there's nothing on the print out that gives me a clue. It's pretty simple but I like that. It's easy enough that I could take it along with me to work or to a knit night.

The pattern calls for Jaeger Sienna, a very nice sport weight cotton yarn. I didn't have any of that but I have a ton of Rowan Sea Breeze in several colors. It's similar to the Jaeger except it's not mercerized so it's not as shiny or as hard on your hands. I'm pretty sure it's discontinued. I must have had this in stash for more than ten years. Some of the balls have faded a bit during that time so I'm reeling off that part before I knit with it. I learned my lesson when I made the Swan Lake shawl last summer and used some of the same yarn, in a different color, and didn't notice the fading until I'd already finished the shawl. Anyway, the color isn't quite so intense as the photo. It's a little grayer and matte.

7 comments:

mehitabel said...

Pretty pattern! Does it have a name, or just the yarn names? I'm always on the lookout for another good easy shawl pattern!

lexa said...

Very nice! I like the color.

Monika said...

It's looking gorgeous already! Love the color. Hope you'll find out what pattern it is. :o)

sue said...

Love the pattern and the color is pretty too.

Fay Lynn said...

it is hard to keep up with you. I want to knit the cool noro scarf and haven't started that yet.....

Bess said...

Oh dear me. So beautiful. I can't wait to watch it.

Scattered Gemini said...

ooooh, that's a beautiful pattern