Sunday, May 27, 2012

Acadian

Why yes, this is a knitting blog- it just takes so long to get me to block things.



I have also been playing with photoshop which is why there is nothing to give you an idea of the size.  It's about 4 feet long.   It's Acadian Shawl by Melisa McCurley and is a free ravelry download. 

I used Elsbeth Lavold Silky wool- about 2 skeins. and did several extra pattern repeats for a longer scarf-like thing.  I was going to block it to stretch it to 5 or 6 feet (and probably could  have) but didn't have the space or the patience.  Given the nature of the yarn, I'm thinking that once the curling ends settle down after blocking (silky wool is good like that) I may block it again to stretch it out if it doesn't do so naturally. 

It's knit from end to end, increasing and decreasing on the ends and the only thing I would change if I were to do it again is to make a wider band of garter stitch to be sure that there weren't folding ends.  




1 comment:

Roxie said...

Beautiful shawl!