Monday, 14 May 2012

"Haruni" shawl finished

"Haruni" shawl by Asplund
"Haruni" shawl, a photo by Asplund on Flickr.
Instead of a crocheted cast-off I chose an ordinary one - not as pretty, perhaps, but I think it accentuates the shape of the edge.

This design by Emily Ross is really great, I think! The shape and patterns enhance each other, and the two patterns blend beautifully. It's fun to knit too, easy to learn, but with enough variation to keep it from getting monotonous.

I used about 2½ balls of Rowan kidsilk haze, which makes it weigh only some 60 grams even though it's about 150 cm wide and 60 cm deep.

When I blocked it I folded it in half to make sure the two halves were identical in shape and size, and then reblocked the centre to get rid of the crease.

Christine: I agree, you couldn't get a yarn more opposite! Actually, my hands were rather sore after knitting a sweater and a cardigan with Harris wool, especially since I had a deadline and spent most of last weekend knitting with it. Well worth it, though. (And maybe the shawl can be used as a beard too!)

Som avslutning bestämde jag mig för en enkel men väldigt lös avmaskning i stället för den (fina, ska jag tillägga) virkade kanten. Delvis av lättja, men mest för att framhäva formen på kanten. 

När jag sträckte sjalen vek jag den först på mitten för att få de två halvorna identiska i form och storlek, och sedan fuktade jag och sträckte om mitten för att bli av med "pressvecket". 

Det är ett mönster jag rekommenderar varmt, inte särskilt svårt och med lagom variation. Mönstren och formen går så fint ihop också. Det gick åt ungefär 2½ nystan Rowan kidsilk haze, så den väger inte mer än ca 60 gram, trots att den är nästan 150 cm vid och drygt 60 cm djup.


ylva said...

Som en dröm !

Buck Strong said...

It's beautiful! I love the way the edge turned out. I'm glad you didn't use a crocheted cast off (I'm not a huge fan of it). Who's it going to?

dqpage said...

wow !
beautifull .
My compliment.
kind regards Mona

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm glad your hands didn't suffer too much. That shawl is gorgeous. I'm struck by how the blocking seems to somehow have turned it 'inside out'! Two different triangles...

Do please model it as a beard for us!

Annika GW said...

Fantastiskt arbete! / Annika

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shawl. And a lovely choice of yarn. What kind of bind off did you do?
Ron in Mexico

Ula Zygadlewicz said...

It's beautiful!