Shetland Shawl

reincarnation

i consider myself a very spiritual person.  i believe there is a god and that he watches over us and sometimes gives us guidence and support.  i believe in karma.  i believe in the truth that what goes around comes around.  i believe that what we do in this life will transpose to the next.  Call me a hinducathoudist.

Shetland Triangle

All I know is that when I pass on from this world I want to come back as Evelyn A. Clark. 

Every shawl I have made (be that it’s currently at Two) I am more and more in love with her eye for design.  It’s simple and yet striking.  This is her Shetland Shawl from Wrap Style.  It truly was a relaxing knit which had a pattern repeat that you can pretty much memorize after two go arounds.  I did put it down for a bit… it was supposed to be my mother’s 35th wedding anniversary present, but now it’s just in time for Christmas!

I was a little bit anxious to get some pics out of this beauty so bear with the 8:30pm-lamp-on-the-dresser light.  The weather here has been pretty craptastic this week and I haven’t had decent sunlight.   Perhaps with the next sunny day I’ll do some outdoors shots!

This shawl was made out of yarn I bought on sale from the now closed Handknits in Englewood.  On futher reserach it has since been discontinued.  It’s a luxurous cashmere/silk blend called Richesse Et Soie. from Knit One Crochet Two.  I used about 4 balls using size 5 addis Turbos.

I also was anxious with the blocking as I didn’t have near enough blocking pins. (and when I saw near enough I kinda mean none).  So I fiddled with it and stretched it with my fingers and it turned out fine by me.  Points kinda bother me and if my mom wants more of a point I have no problems reblocking to her desire, but something tells me she’s gonna love it just the way it is.  Christmas Gift #1 down.

Next up…

Swallow Tail Shawl

Numba Three… Ms. Clark I cannot get enough.

7 thoughts on “reincarnation”

  1. I’m knitting the shawl in the same yarn, same color! I think it’ll wear beautifully…I’m hoping to have it finished this weekend. I can’t wait to see yours finished!

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  2. Beautiful shawl! I’ve been considering that pattern for a while now, and I think that you’ve just sold me on it…I can’t wait to see your swallowtail when it’s done!

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  3. Beautiful shawl! I have some Richesse et Soie in the stash, but I think only 3 balls, sadly. Did you use all of the fourth?
    I’m another Evelyn Clark lover. I love the flexibility of most of her shawl patterns–can the Shetland shawl also be knit in any weight from lace to worsted?

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  4. Both your Shetland Triangle and your Swallowtail are beautiful! They will make their recipients very happy and proud I’m sure!
    I couldn’t agree with you more about Evelyn Clark. Her designs are all simple and elegant, my favorite type!

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