Monday, May 17, 2010

Autumn Shawlette

I like shawlettes and shoulder shawls. They are easy to wear and don't take forever to knit. And it is nice to have small shawl for cool weather or air-conditioning. This one was interesting to me because it starts at the bottom, casting on what seems like a gazillion stitches, then knitting upwards as the shawl gets smaller. I think I prefer starting from the neck but I do like this scarf.

The details:
  • Pattern: Lace Panel Shawl and Scarf (I made the scarf version)
  • Yarn: Jamieson's Shetland Sprindrift, color Autumn, 105 meters/skein, approximately 2.5 skeins
  • Needles: US2 (2.75mm)
  • Finished size: Approximately 11 inches back neck length
As usual, I made some changes, preferring directional decreases, especially the quadruple decreases in the panel. Instead of making them all as a knit 4 together, I made the right-leaning ones as K4tog and the left-leaning ones as SSSSK.

I very much like the I-cord bind-off across the top; to me, it makes a nice finish.

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