Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Pink Faroese Shawl

Spinner/Knitter: Peggy
Fiber: purchased at Black Sheep Gathering in June 2006 ~ 20 oz of 60% wool, 30% angora and 6% silk from Velta Mack of Sialia Llamas in Sheridan, Oregon who had the wool fiber carded by Ewe Gotta Love 'Em in Dayton, Oregon and then dyed it with Kool-Aid. There's still a very faint pink lemonade smell every once in awhile. She then carded in the silk and angora, both of which remained creamy off-white.
Project info: 5 hanks of 2-ply measuring 1192 yards and weighing 18 oz. Faroese shawl designed by Myrna Stahman, a shawl pattern (the white one) out of a book published in 1999 by XRX ~ The Best Of Knitter's Magazine Shawls and Scarves. Knitting began on February 3rd, 2007 and the shawl was blocked on March 10th, 2007. (see Rebecca's version of this shawl here.)
Comments: I used a US #8 Inox 29" circular with my handspun worsted weight yarn. (The pattern suggested using fingering weight with a #6 needle.) I spun it using Paula Simmons method of spinning for softness and speed, which is very fun if the fiber is adequately prepared, which this just happened to be! The goal of knitting this big shawl was to have something cozy to wrap up in at home. I never planned for outside wearing -- it's just too PINK and HUGE.

8 comments:

loribird said...

Big and pink and so pretty and soft looking! Very cozy choice for curling up on the sofa, I'm sure - and it scents of pink lemonade as well? Too good!

Rebecca said...

Such a beautiful shawl! I love it!

vanessa said...

i wish you'd make a video of your spinning technique, your yarn is always so nice and squishy and soft!

Ginger said...

Oh, I love it! It looks so cozy and warm.

marti said...

cool! i remember you getting the fiber and it is neat to see the end product.

Melanie said...

Mmmm, the perfect snuggle shawl! It looks great, and the spinning is superb.

Naomi said...

Peggy - this was so soft and cozy. I want one!

heidi said...

It's very pretty, and it looks lovely on you