Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Here I am, finally ready to post my last project for the month of September. This one is special to me because it came out so well.

Pattern: Damson by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in Abril
Mods: None

This pattern was very well written and easy to execute. Ysolda's patterns are worth every penny. It took me about a week to knit this. I was working around the clock because I wanted to be able to wear it to a dinner I was going to. I felt really good wearing it, and it got loads of compliments (after my hubby called everyone's attention to it, but still).

Two of the many things I love about this shawl are its shape and size. It stays around my shoulders without slipping off. It's also small enough to be used with casual outfits. I love knitting shawls, but I just don't have a ton of events to attend where a big lacy affair would be appropriate. This shawl is small enough to throw on over a t-shirt and jeans.

I also love the way my yarn showed up in this pattern. Abril is a really nice blend of purple, blue and pink. The variations look really nice in the FO. I was a little nervous that the colors would pool unpleasantly, but they ended up looking great!

So needless to say, I'm quite happy with this project! It's one of the best things I have ever knit. I'm ready to try more of Ysolda's patterns now - maybe an Ishbel.

1 comment:

  1. Who took those wonderful pictures? You should appreciate talent like that...