Wednesday, January 17, 2007

In the studio

Shawl, wool yarn, size 13, 24 inch cable needle, rib stitch.

This is a hand died yarn by Araucania. I was inspired by projects I've done with larger needles that produce a wonderful drape and this is indeed quite wonderful. The yarn texture is nicely soft, and the drape produced by the large needle is lovely while at the same time the rib stitch produces some heft.

The unevenness of the color gives it a dynamic surface, and I like it so far. I don't know how I will trim it once I get it into a large enough triangle for a shawl. Fringe is something that may be too ordinary, but I'll know when I get the knitting done what's right.

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