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Monday, 04 June 2007

Belated Project Spectrum

It took me over two month to complete my Clementine Shawlette from Interweave Knit Spring. The reason it slow me down is the shawl is knitted in two separate pieces. I always find that doing two identical piece is very boring..even for sleeve. After I finish the first piece, the second piece have been sitting in the drawer until last week. I don't have much problem with this pattern until I have to seam two individual panel together..which the nightmare begin.. I try to seam it as the way it suggested but it turn out quite horrible, you can see two purl row like it split open. So I trying to be clever using three needle bind-off which result with a very visible line at the back. At the end I decide to give it one more try on the seaming it suggest by taking off last purl row on the first panel and it turn out much better. The shawl is done exactly as the pattern except I have shorten it by doing less repeats by knowing the shawl will stretch to the right size after the block, but somehow it still came out too long. Before I took this picture, I did re-wash it without blocking..but is hardly can see the lace pattern.

Pattern: Clementine Shawlette - Interweave Spring 2007
Yarn : Rowan Yorkshire Tweed DK
Yardage: 2 skein ( about 430 yards)
Needle : 5.5mm


I absolutely love the shawl, as well as the color that you chose. I love Rowan Tweed too! I'm surprised that the Interweave pattern did not suggest an invisible cast on, and then the kitchener stitch to join the two pieces together. I still think you did a fabulous job.

Posted by: Cynthia | Monday, 04 June 2007

beautiful! and such a perfect shade of green!

Posted by: heatherly | Monday, 04 June 2007

It looks so pretty in that green! I think that knitting two of the same thing is boring too - but I do it for socks all of the time :)

Posted by: Lolly | Tuesday, 05 June 2007

Eep! That is *just* beautiful! I love the bright green so much with the cute stitch pattern! It looks so stylish with the black. Success.

Posted by: Julia | Tuesday, 05 June 2007

I have been wanting to knit this since I saw that issue. I just love yours! The green is so lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.

Posted by: Kara | Tuesday, 05 June 2007

I like the color very much and the shawl is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us!

Posted by: Tulipe67 | Wednesday, 06 June 2007

I adore the color, it's gorgeous...and it looks great on you. =)

Posted by: shirley | Wednesday, 06 June 2007

Wow that shawlette is so pretty and the color is gorgeous. I just love the things you knit

Posted by: nubiancraftster | Wednesday, 06 June 2007

I loved it! I saw the shawl in interweave, and the orange didn't do anything for me. But the color you chose is gorgeous, and I am going to look at that pattern again!


Posted by: Psyched 2 Knit | Thursday, 07 June 2007

The shawl is absolutely beautiful. That shade of green is so pretty.

Posted by: Macoco | Friday, 22 June 2007

This shawl is looking very pretty And home made shawls saves the money and looks good. color is also perfect. Thanks for sharing with us.

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