The lace triangle shawl designed by Helen Bingham is complete and I think it looks beautiful, thanks so a friend who showed me how to complete the crochet bind-off, which was nice and simple to do. There is an April KAL and it's so nice to take a peek and see the shawl in different yarns and hues. Here are some pre-blocking photos:
This shawl is great. It stays nice and put on the shoulders, even as I'm typing. It's warm, too, and I'm sure I'll wear this frequently. It looks better next to a tea cup than a sweatshirt! Here are some closeups:
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I saw the Lace Triangle Shawl by Helen Bingham in the Spring/Summer 2012 Vogue Knitting magazine. The shawl is made from a worsted weight yarn, which makes for a faster knit. The pattern's suggested yarn was the Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend, which debuted last year. I was curious to try it, and picked up three skeins in Eucalyptus Green.
The yarn is soft and feels like bamboo yarn. (The yarn is a wool-acrylic blend.) Right now, the only colors available in the yarn are pastel. I cast on and worked through the mesh pattern.
So far, a good beginning.