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Knitting FOs

I am finally blocking my Flower Petal Shawl today, and I also spent some time updating Flickr and Ravelry with a few old knitting projects that I hadn't gotten around to uploading yet. Most had already been posted in my LJ but below the cut is a pair of socks that I don't think I posted about.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/firecat/flower-petal-shawl
alpaca & silk/mohair petal shawl
Pattern: Flower Petal Shawl by Elann
Needle:
US 6 / 4.0 mm
1 skein (341.1m) Habu Kasuri Silk Mohair A-32D
Purchased at: TKCS Sep 07
2 skeins (804.7m) Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud "autumn heather" (via swap with sistercoyote)

The pattern calls for worsted weight and I did it in lace weight, but it’s a reasonable size anyway. (I am not sure if I ended up doing more pattern repeats than specified.) I like how the strip of Habu works with the Alpaca Cloud.

flower petal shawl being blocked
petal shawl being blocked.jpg


yarn detail
petal shawl detail

worsted striped socks
worsted socks
Made with two skeins (one plain color, one striped) of merino superwash sock yarn from Ellen's 1/2 Pint Farm. My own pattern.

Comments

( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
mjlayman
Aug. 31st, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
Oh, the shawl is very cool! I hate blocking. I love the socks, what great colors!
firecat
Aug. 31st, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
This is the first item I've really tried to block. I don't like blocking either, but I do like knitting lace.

Thanks, I am really proud of the socks. Unfortunately I used a short-row heel, which isn't very sturdy, so the socks are now worn thin at the heel.
magyarok_saman
Aug. 31st, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
Beautiful work!

Hugs,
L
firecat
Sep. 1st, 2008 08:26 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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firecat
Sep. 1st, 2008 08:26 am (UTC)
Thanks!
prairierabbit
Sep. 1st, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
The shawl is amazing. I really like the combination of the two yarns. I'm playing with lace again, but nothing that large or that includes mohair, which makes frogging lace errors really challenging.
firecat
Sep. 1st, 2008 08:25 am (UTC)
Thanks! The lace pattern for the Flower Petal Shawl is pretty simple, but I didn't do any pattern in the mohair section; I just used garter stitch and increases.
auntysocial
Sep. 1st, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Those socks look so warm and happy! And the shawl, just beautiful.
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