Tuesday, July 13, 2010

a summertime flourish

greetings friends and patient friendly readers! thanks for sticking around while this chickadee enjoys summertime a little bit too much. hope that you are all doing the same. with no shows on the horizon for the season, there isn't too much production in the sewing department. but there always seems to be something going on in the division of pointy sticks and yarn.

meet the newest addition to the incredibly huge chickadee collection of triangular shawls. she's a beauty! the pattern is flourish by rose beck (available on ravelry). it was a delightful knit and a well written pattern. those of you new to lace knitting and looking for a challenge, look no further!

the suggested yarn is worsted weight, which makes it easy (easier) to read your stitches and follow the pattern. this version made good use of some madelinetosh dk that had been lying sadly in the stash for a while. the colorway, vermilion, is even prettier in person.

as with most hand-dyed yarns, it is a good idea to alternate skeins while you are working because colors can vary quite a bit.

now off to knit more polygons...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

just beautiful!!!! the pattern is delicate and delightful. you never cease to amaze me with your magical needles. kd