Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Copycat Shawl Knitting, Part Deux
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The second shawl in the copycat shawl knitting series is Citron. I'm a sucker for ruffles, but you already knew that. 

I don't think I'll ever stop being amazed at the difference blocking makes, especially when it comes to shawls.  They look somewhat pitiful when they're fresh off the needles...the fabric's all shriveled up...stitches are uneven and crowded, fighting each other for space.  But stretch and pin that sucker down and give it some steam and you've got yourself one little happy shawl. 


The transformation that this shawl makes after blocking is not as dramatic as others I've seen.  I've seen those that are about 2 inches wide when they come off the needles, but after a good blocking, they end up covering a queen-sized bed. I kid, of course. The change in size is often so dramatic, though, that it feels that way.


This is yet another shawl that makes me feel girlie. If you pretend that my head is stuck on the mannequin, then you can imagine that it is just as cute on me as it is on her. I need to get myself a proper shawl pin.


The yarn is from Knit Picks and is Bare Gloss Fingering sock yarn (Merino/Silk) .  I purchased and dyed it back in 2009.  I used Jacquard Dye but I can't remember the color I used.  It may even be a mixture of a couple of colors because I remember being a bit of an experimenter as a beginning dyer.  I modified the pattern because I didn't have enough yarn to finish all the suggested rows.  I ended up having enough to make the edge ruffle longer than called for.

9 comments:

Adrienne said...

This is gorgeous.

Karine said...

Very puuurdy.

Sharon V said...

The shawl is lovely and the color is just right, I think, because I'm a sucker for any variation of the color red.

deltapurl said...

The Citron I am knitting is in a similar color

Harlem Purl said...

It's always cold in my office and I need a new shawl. I may just have to knit me one of those. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debora said...

Wow! This turned out beautiful!

del said...

I love this shawl. I have it queued at Ravelry and can't wait 'til I get to start! Your color is perfect.

June said...

Love the ruching detail on the shawl, and the color is divine. Excellent work!

Pooch said...

Thank you for your free Christmas Bailout pattern which I found via Ravelry. So happy it led me to your lovely blog which I added to my RSS feeds, so I'll be back soon!

:)