Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Ella Shawl

I've finally finished the Ella Shawl from Knitty.com. It was meant to be a birthday present for my Mother but I'm not sure she'll like it so I might have to keep it! It was knitted on 4mm needles using Natural Dye Studio Cobweb weight Mohair, Colourway - Plum Mist. Here it is before it was blocked:-

And here it is pinned out on the stripy sheet.

It's already starting to dry along the bottom edge which is pulling the pins out of line....

Here's a close-up of the stitch pattern after blocking. I really enjoyed knitting this one - there was a rhythm and order to it and it was tricky enough to be interesting to knit. I still think that the finished shawl is too stripy though and if/when i knit another shawl, it will definitely be in a plain yarn.