Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Knitting in Circles

A friend knit and wore this little shawl and I loved it. It is one of those patterns that did not make complete sense when I read it, so I just started knitting. And, never one to leave well enough alone, I changed the edging.

The details:
  • Pattern: Spiral Octagon Shawl by Selma Miriam, Interweave Knits, September 1998. I substituted the Hilton Lace edging for the designated edging, which involved small bit of fiddling but nothing serious. I even was able to Kitchener without my normal level of aggravation.
  • Yarn: Nature Spun sport weight in Snow. The pattern calls for a fingering weight but this yarn worked for me.
  • Needles: US3 (3.25mm)
  • Finished size: Approximately 14 inches back neck length.
This is probably a prototype model to see if I could make the pattern work. I can, so I am likely to knit this again — maybe in a dark color to wear over a white shirt?

Selma Miriam also designed the Kousa Dogwood Shawl, which has been on my to-do list for some time.


Bridget said...

Love the design! I can imagine this in a dark color, with a white shirt - it would look amazing, I think.

joan said...

That's another WOW!, for sure. Will we see it Tues?

CrazyCarla said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Learning said...

Do you know where I could purchase the Spiral Octagon Shawl pattern?