Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Rosy Fingered Dawn

Knitter: Rebecca
Pattern/Fiber: Rosie Fingered Dawn, a shawl kit from Blackberry Ridge; their lace weight wool in six colors.
Details: Knitting began 03-17-2001 and ended 05-06-2001 ~ it was my first massive lace project, inspired by Evelyn Clark who had just knit one for herself and of course I had to do it, too. This shawl was a challenge for me and if I knew then what I now know about lace knitting then I would have gone up a needle size or two for the lace edging. In fact, if I ever run out of things to knit, I may just rip out the current edging and knit on a new one, sideways, so it will stretch better in the blocking.

Blackberry Ridge lace weight wool is a treat to knit with and Hazel Carter writes a classic pattern. The resulting shawl is cozy and warm.


The shawl pin is the design of Beth Richman, who sells her lovely enamel work at street fairs here in the Northwest (Upper Left Coast) and at LaTienda.

15 comments:

PICAdrienne said...

What an amazing shawl. The colors and the knitting are incredible and awe-inspiring. And, I mean that in the most sincere and admiring manner possible. What are the finished dimensions? Wow, you must have felt such a sense of accomplishment to create such beauty. (Yes, I am fawning, but it is worth it!)

twinsetellen said...

It just makes me want to knit one, it is so gorgeous. The name is perfect for it.

Kerry said...

I've always loved that shawl! I'm sure it looks lovely on you with your beautiful hair!

Melanie said...

Oh wow, that's so gorgeous! And the pin is very nice.

MaryB said...

Once again I am in awe of your knitting skill. EmBe

Annie said...

Oh, thats so beautiful. The Pin is amazing.. I have a hair fork thats similar.
Wonderful pictures :)

Rabbitch said...

Nom nom nom.

Uh, I'm knitting a warshcloth, yet again. Perhaps I shall avoid posting pix this week *g*

Sheila said...

This is way more than I can wrap my mind around!

Monika said...

This shawl is amazing. Love the yarn you used.

=Tamar said...

Gosh, that's pretty. I think I like the sturdiness of the edging.

EricaLynn said...

Wow, very impressive! Looks so cozy too. I love that butterfly pin!!

vanessa said...

wow wow and WOW

Angela said...

I've always loved that shawl, and your photos are just beautiful.

Rebecca said...

Thank you all for your kind words! If you ever want to see it in person, let me know and I'll bring it along to the next knit/spin event. Rebecca

Anonymous said...

It is gorgeous! If you are coming to Whidbey Spin-in, could you bring it?........Thanks....gail