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« on: February 01, 2009 07:21:14 AM »

Hi everyone,

This is my version of the Vintage Shawl pattern from Runway Knits by Berta Karapetyan.  The pattern uses ladders and drop stitches to make a really pretty pattern.

Modeled by Myrtle:

Close-ups of stitch pattern:

Close-up of reverse side:

In my version, I did a mock cable instead of a stockinette.  At least I think that's what it's called.  Row 1: K 2nd from needle, k first from needle, slip both off, k 2nd from needle, k first from needle, slip both off; Row 2: p1, p 2nd from needle, p 1st from needle, slip both off, p1.  Etc.

I did this in Mirasol Sulka bulky.  It's a 60% merino/20% alpaca/20% silk blend that is gorgeous and lustrous and lush, as you can see in the pictures; that sheen is not an artifact of the photos.  The colors are Cocoa and Truffle; there are flecks of other colors in their yarns that give the tints a beautiful depth.  I just sort of striped them as I felt like it as I went along. http://www.mirasolperu.com/sulkayarn.htm  The Mirasol Ranch is something like fair-trade yarn, and it's a source I feel very good about buying from. 

I bought it last year because I just knew it needed to live with me.  I spent months and months going around and around about what to make with it; with such a bulky yarn, finding a flattering pattern for a curvy girl such as myself is challenging.  Also, I didn't want to make something that would be out of style in short order.  I finally decided that a nice cozy-but-lacy shawl would not be going out of fashion soon--well, ever--so that would be the best use of the yarn...  Er...am I gushing?  (Sorry Roll Eyes I just really love this yarn.)


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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009 07:53:32 AM »

Beautiful yarn! Beautiful shawl! Great job.

« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009 09:46:39 AM »

the lustre is beautiful, the colors are beautiful, the shawl is timeless.  i love the mock cable stitch and how the stripes are random.  great job! 
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009 10:13:36 AM »

your shawl is absolutely gorgeous!  i agree with jennette...it is timeless.

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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009 06:47:24 AM »

Beautiful!  It's always so nice to see lovely yarn go to good use!!

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