Friday, December 04, 2009

In the studio - blue blossom

Triangle shawl, nylon, silk, wool, polyester, mohair, stockinette stitch; size 11 plastic cable needle, 24 in.

I haven't done anything in all blue like this for awhile. I am finally using the Prism yarn that I watched go on sale at my local shop and then glommed. It was still expensive, however it is very much worth it because it is a custom dyed "blossom" yarn and is very soft and comfy. The hand of the shawl fabric is truly inviting and the insular properties will also be very good for a cold winter.

I'm using the blossom every other row and in between I'm using about five other blue yarns of various fibers. Just about everything is near to a worsted weight, so the shawl is weighty rather than floaty and with the size 11 needle the drape is loose and a bit stretchy.