Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wild West Shawl

Blocking

Closeup of bison and hoofprint
Draped nicely on Evanne

Knitter: Peggy
Fiber and Needle: Paternayan Crewel Wool on size US #6 needle.

Pattern: Wild West Lace Shawl by Evelyn Clark, available on her website.
Project Notes: Using SRY* is always smugly satisfying. I had a big cone of the Paternayan which I used to bulk up some Jamiesons Sport Weight Tweed for my Braids Cardigan. I used three #8 seed beads at each point of the cast-off edge. Knitting began sometime in December, it took about three weeks and I finished before the end of 2007. The original version is larger, but this size makes the perfect scarf. I loved this pattern. Each section had a different graph which made it fun and kept my interest. I would definitely recommend the Wild West Lace Shawl pattern to beginning & intermediate lace knitters who like a challenge. Next time I knit it (and it will be soon), I'll use a warm, soft 'hairy' handspun yarn -- maybe some fine wool fiber with alpaca or yak or angora blended in. I have all of those just waiting for my spinning wheel to free itself from the current spinning project.
Note-to-self: Next project with Paternayan Crewel, use a larger needle. Maybe a #8.

*Stash Reduction Yarn

7 comments:

kimber said...

What a neat shawl! I really like those bison

vanessa said...

gorgeous!

Naomi said...

You guys KILL me! I have this on my to do list! I want to do it now!!

Carrie said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL shawl. I'm going to chuch the Kiri one I'm working on for this one. And you completed it so quickly! Three weeks - that's awesome. Good job!

Rebecca said...

Now I think I definitely need a Wild West Shawl since I live in the wild west! BEAUTIFUL! Simply BEAUTIFUL!

Annie said...

Love it!! Good job, as always!

Monika said...

Oh, god, now I see why it's called Wild West Shawl! There are Bisons on the shawl! Very nice! :o)