Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Finished Tendrils Shawl

A few weeks back, I finished my Tendrils Shawl from Knitty. I decided not to use beads because of the weight, and also because I had no experience working with beads and knitting. Since then I've been working on the Mystery Stole 3, which has beads and I'm having fun with them, so someday I may try it again with beads. Anyway, here's a picture of the finished object:



I ended up wearing it over this past weekend, while my husband participated in the Timberman Triathlon. It was cold...much colder than expected for mid-August! And windy. I was thankful to have a nice, warm shawl...though three or four of them would have been better. ;-)

Here's a closeup of the stitches:



There's a mini-cable, a "regular" cable, and a ladder stitch. It was a lot of fun to work on.

The yarn I used was Classic Elite Premiere. It's a gorgeous yarn, 50% pima cotton and 50% tencel. It's SO soft, I spent a lot of time just patting and stroking it. Came out beautifully after washing and blocking and feels great next to the skin.

So, what are YOU working on? Something you'll still use this summer, or have you all started your fall and winter projects already?

6 comments:

Kristin said...

Wow, that shawl is awesome! I don't remember ever seeing it at Knitty before. I'll have to check it out.

Elizabeth Delisi said...

Thanks, Kristin! It was a lot of fun to work on. The ladder stitch was especially interesting, I've never seen anything like it before.

Romi said...

I love this!!!

Elizabeth Delisi said...

Thanks, Romi. Now all I need is one of your gorgeous shawl pins to close it with. Birthday coming soon so anything is possible!

Liz

Deborah said...

that is beautiful. I love that yarn, i made a stole from it using a pattern from briar rose yarn.

Elizabeth Delisi said...

Thanks, Deborah. It's terrific yarn, isn't it? So soft! Do you have a picture posted somewhere of your stole?