Thursday, May 12, 2005

Hairy Shawl

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Here is the beginning of Meadow Flowers Shawl from Knitter's Statsh. I'm starting to wonder if the mohair I chose is a little too thick and hairy for the design of the shawl to show up properly. You can see the eyelet pattern in the sunlight, but it doesn't show up so well in normal indoor lighting. According to the instructions, the blocked size is about 30 percent larger than the unblocked one. That tells me the design will open up with blocking. Will it be enough? I have my doubts, but I will continue on because when it is finished it will still be soft and keep me warm. And, I will learn something in the process.

2 comments:

  1. That's a relly gorgeous pattern. Have faith. It'll turn out beautifully. What yarn are you using?

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  2. Laura,
    The brand of the yarn I'm using is Sublime. It is 78% mohair, 13% wool, and 9% nylon (made in England). I know I will like this shawl no matter how it turns out because I really like the color
    and the way it feels. Thanks for the encouragement!

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