29 April 2007

that's a wrap...

One of my favourite knitting projects was a shawl made with yarn from Fleece Artist. I have received so many nice compliments whenever I wear it as a wrap. I was so flattered when the neighbourhood butcher even commented on how lovely it looked.

I originally purchased the yarn kit at Village Yarns in Toronto. It was my first "luxury yarn" purchase and I've been a fibre snob ever since. The yarn is Goldilocks hand dyed in the amber colourway. Its fiber content is 56% kid mohair, 24% silk, 20% nylon spun into a boucle which gives the shawl a nice texture. The skein is 125g/500m.

The pattern for the shawl is included on the ball band. Very easy...

I used 6mm circular needles (100cm length)

Cast on 3 stitches.

Working in garter stitch, increase at the beginning of every row.

Continue until yarn is almost finished.

Cast off loosely....sorry folks, I did not count how many stitches I had in the end


Sarah said...

It is just lovely. I am a firm believer that sometimes the simple knits really are the best and most satisfying. Great job!

Sara said...

Indeed it is a lovely wrap, having seen it first hand. Lovely colours too!

Mary said...

It is just gorgeous Diane, I am definitely going to knit a wrap with my Avoca boucle yarn next.