Saturday, May 15, 2010

Icarus Shawl

This was the first shawl I knitted which incorporated some lace in the design. It's based on the Icarus shawl, designed by Miriam Felton.

The yarn is a soft spun cashmere with a single strand of silver running through it that's barely noticeable, but its subtlety is what makes it special.

The yarn is from which is the most extraordinarily superb place for buying yarn.

I don't have a place to block my shawls, ie a large floor area, so the washing line method had to be invented. I weighted the point of the triangle and despite it looking very crude as far as blocking methods go, it worked.

It's a case, once again, of "work with what you have".

No comments:

Post a Comment