Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Queen of the waves FO

Now some of you may need to take a wee seat as this could come as quite a shock....Its a knitting FO and a big one at that!!! I got the pattern a few weeks ago I was shown it on the angels forum and totally fell in love with it, its a stunning shawl and so different to the usual shawls you see.

I recieved the yarn from my secret santa pal and instantly cast on, after that follows FOUR restarts, now when your casting on almost 400sts thats not funny but I was determined to make it. The pattern had a few minor errors but Ilga is a complete sweetheart and got back to any quearies within hours, th women is a complete darling!!

I learned a few new techniques along the way too, firstly the shawl is knit from the base up, some people find this quite mentally hard as your starting with a huge number of sts, I didnt really mind that at all. Also the stitch patterns were all new too and the cast off was the three needle bind off, again new but a lovely easy cast off, personally I prefered the whole process to any shawls I have knit before, I hate the fiddly start to a top down shawl i really really hate it, thats never a good start ;)

anyhoo enough witter, here are a few piccies, this is preblocking, I will get some modeled ones once its dry tomorrow


Blogger modelwidow said...

Oh wow! I'm lost for words (and that's saying something) this looks fantastic and well done for your perseverance (casting on 4 times?!).

7:05 pm  
Blogger Kai said...

my birthday is in Feb... hint hint hint.. or i'd take it for a very early Christmas pressie!! :P

7:48 pm  
Blogger Aberdonian said...

This is really lovely! And the colour is gorgeous. I can't wait to have enough experience is shawls and lace to cast that one on.

7:52 pm  
Blogger Jacqui said...

Well done Cazza, it's been a bit of an epic with the confusion over stitch construction, although, as you say, Ilga was very helpful about it all. Yours looks fluffier than mine, does this mean I need to do another one in a different yarn? :o)

10:12 pm  
Blogger Queen of the froggers. said...

Its a beauty, well done! You should be proud.:)

6:38 am  
Blogger Bronte said...

Beautiful! :-) Can't wait to see it when it's blocked.

8:25 am  
Blogger yarndancer said...

Wow, that looks great, well done! Looking forward to seeing it blocked!

8:40 am  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Its beautiful!!!!!!

10:46 am  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Beautiful and you've given me the encouragement I needed to rip mine out and go back and start again this time following Ilga's errata!

10:03 am  

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