Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Shawl update

I finished the second ball of yarn on my shawl. With the first ball, I finished only two repeats of the pattern. With the second ball, I finished two and two-thirds of a repeat (2.66 repeats). I'm pretty surprised at the difference. I made three little swatches with the first ball, and the first seven rows of the shawl are done on smaller needles, but I didn't think that either of those conditions would result in such a large difference. See the shawl here:

The entire shawl is now about 2o inches long. I want it to be between 5 and 6 feet long (60-72 inches long). I'll just keep going for now. I'm in love the shawl already. It's so soft and fuzzy and pretty. I can't wait for it to be finished so I can start wearing it around. See a close up of the rib/cable pattern here:

4 comments:

Susan said...

Very pretty shawl, I can see why my sister (Gaile) said she liked it.

I always find I either use more or less wool that the pattern says - guess that is why I have a HUGE wool collection in my closet.

cheryl said...

Wow -- your shawl is beautiful!!

bradyphrenia said...

your shawl reminds me a lot of "interlocking balloons" from scarf style. i never thought about making one using mohair before. i might just have to try it. :-)

Barb said...

I was making this one with worsted, but it's lovely in mohair. I'm considering restarting it in alpaca.

You've done a beautiful shawl.