Thursday, May 03, 2007

Tuscany Shawl - Completed

The Tuscany Shawl has been completed!

Tuscany Shawl 1
Originally uploaded by RandomRanter.

It was a joy to knit. It's a pattern (with a chart, and I have a fear of charts) that was incredibly easy to knit and by the second repeat or so, I had the pattern in my head such that I dangerously stopped counting rows. (I may have misplaced my post-it also, but that is neither here nor there.)
I was worried about doing a pointy shawl from the bottom up, a way that seems designed to taunt victims of starter-itis, but it was fun and easy and relaxing. Having the wrong side rows be simple read your knitting rows, made this a great multi-tasking knit.

Tuscany Shawl 2
Originally uploaded by RandomRanter.

I ended up binding of halfway through the final pattern repeat because I was paranoid the last ball was dwindling quickly. It's still plenty long, and I'm sure when I block it it'll bloom a smidge more.
I had the mercerized cotton on hand (right gauge and everything, it seemed meant) but would love to try this again with the silk in a bolder color, since I think the silk will have a really gorgeous drape.

Tuscany Shawl 3
Originally uploaded by RandomRanter.

The Details:
Pattern: Tuscany Shawl from No Sheep For You
Needles: Denise Interchangeables #6 - With the pink cording!
Yarn: 5 balls of Elann Sonata in Gray Slate (mercerized cotton) - 115 yards per ball


Sharon said...

You didn't have #3 on the No sheep KAL. That is my favorite Pic. Thank you again for the Silk alternative. This might really give me the push to put it on my knit list of items I want to do.

Michele said...

Gorgeous!!!! Hope you enjoy wearing it!