Friday, April 09, 2010

Charlotte's Web Shawl

I finished the Charlotte's Web Shawl on Wednesday and blocked it that night. I wore it Thursday and received compliments everywhere I went.



Specs:

Name: Charlotte's Web Shaw1
Yarn: Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM) in 5 assorted colors
Needles: 6 US Addi Lace Needle
Started: 3/22/2010 Finished: 4/7/2010

In spite of the horrible chart I enjoyed knitting this shawl. I had to replace the color I chose for the last section and I love it. I'm considering making one of these in a solid color. I also added a border from my Haapsalu Shawl book. Even though I blocked it well it still curls a little at the bottom but it doesn't bother me.

This can be a quick project if you pick all of the right colors the first time. I would have finished it much earlier if this little faux pas hadn't occurred.

I finally got pictures of my oldest brother Billy wearing his Mars Hat & Scarf. We couldn't set up nice winter looking shot since he'd just got back from Spring Break vacation.




Specs:
Pattern: Mars Hat & Scarf by Veronik Avery available on Twist Collective.
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Stone Washed
Needles: 3 US addi Turbo
For: Billy
Hat Started: November 20, 2009 Finished: Neovember 22, 2009
Scarf Started: December 5, 2009 Finished: December 31, 2009

As I said about the first set I knitted this is an excellent pattern. All three of my brothers love them. They are the perfect manly gift. I have one more set to photograph.

6 comments:

cici said...

wow I love it♥ You are a fast knitter. I have the yarn, just don't know if I have to the skills to pull it off yet.

Monique said...

Both projects are very nice! You've been busy.

msloloknits said...

I luv the shawl!!! I have the yarn and chart for it, but could never get past row 10 on the chart. I guess my skills are not up to par for this. I even have the Kiogu book with other charts and it is gathering dust. Get job!

Vera H. said...

Great job! Got to make the scarf and hat for my husband.

Kathy said...

Charlotte's web says "talent" in it today!

Paige said...

So, so pretty. I attempted this many years ago as a new knitter and hated the chart. I don't know if it's still this way but back then they only gave you half of the chart and then you had to know the other half. Too much for me at the time. Maybe I should revisit it because yours is beautiful!