Nishanna (nishanna) wrote in knitting,

2 FOs : Shetland Triangle and Icarus

Shetland Triangle By Evelyn A. Clark

Pattern: Shetland Triangle By Evelyn A. Clark
Source: Wrap Style by Pam Allen and Ann Budd
Yarn: Knitpicks Gloss (Content: 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk) In Woodland Sage and Black
Needles: Knitpicks US 5 circs
Began: October 1, 2006
Completed: October 8, 2006
Size: 59" across neck, 23" down center stitch.

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This shawl is two sides of the same coin. I loved how quick it was however, I didn't like how repetitive it was. All it is is a 20 row neck chart, a 10 row repeat body chart then a 15 or 20 row end chart- all with purled ws rows. No surprises for a beautiful shawl. I used E.Z.'s sewn bind off which is very flexible and resembles a longtail cast on. I wanted to make sure my bo was elastic enough for me to block it all scallopy like (yes thats a word). I wasn't sure about the black edging but i figured if it didn't look good, i'd just rip it back, but in the end I thought it fit well.
What i would have done differently. I think I would have liked it better with more pronounced scallops at the edging. I was a little excited to finish this shawl so I didn't do much pondering in the realm of modifications.

All in all i'm sorry i'm giving it away. Then again, it's going to my mom so i could always steal it back!

Icarus By Miriam Felton

Pattern: Icarus By Miriam Felton
Source: Interweave Knits Summer 2006
Yarn: Knitpicks' Shadow in Campfire
Needles: Knitpicks US 3 circs

Crappy pics due to crappy weather!

I loved knitting this shawl. This was my first successful go at lace after trying to knit Branching Out for months. I thought lace was this ridiculous thing that i'd never be able to accomplish. Well, after what seemed like forever those eyelet rows were driving me mad! When I got to the lace edging of Icarus I was in my glory. I can't remember the exact dates but this took me around a month to finish. I love it and i'm never (NEVER) giving it away.
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