Monday, September 26, 2011

Pamuya!

Guess what is finally done?IMG_9923

The Pamuya shawl I made my mom for Christmas this year is off the needles and blocked!  With Nathalie’s help, I finally got some decent shots of it.  Look how stylishly my French friend models a shawl:IMG_9910 I hardly know what to do with a shawl, but she instantly looks elegant, even in a Sunday tee and shorts.

I ran out of yarn and had to leave the last two rows off.  Can you tell?  The scalloped edge is the bindoff:IMG_9912I used the same stretchy bindoff specified in the Sugared Violets shawl (*K2tog tbl, slip st back to left needle*), which seems to eat up some extra yarn but is worth it.  I used every last inch of two balls of Brooks Farm Solo Silk.  I ran out with about 20 stitches left to bind off. Luckily, the tail where I changed balls was rather long, so I scavenged from it.IMG_9908The whole thing is 6 feet long on the long side, and 45” long on each of the scallopy edges.  It took me a couple of months to finish, but that was with Sock Summit and some other projects along the way. IMG_9927 This is a very nice pattern.  I highly recommend it.  I’ll put this in the Christmas pile…(making sure to hide it from Nathalie, who rather liked it)IMG_9911

5 comments:

bonny said...
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bonny said...

Gorgeous! Running out of yarn may have been serendipitous; the edge looks wonderful!

Steven said...

So beautiful! I can't blame Nathalie for wanting to abscond with it -- it looks great on her.

lisaddibona said...

That is beautiful. I think I'd have a hard time parting with it, but knowing it's going to Mom, means you can borrow!

Kristen Eyssell said...

Beautiful yarn, lovely pattern, exceptional knitter, wonderful model. Can't ask for anything better!