Monday, November 12, 2007

Yes, I Still Knit! (The Butterfly Shawl)

With all my food related posts lately and pics of the kids, I bet you thought I had given up knitting! Well, I have not been doing a lot of knitting as we are still adjusting to home school schedules and I have been doing more spindling.

This is my gauge swatch of the smallest butterfly on the Butterfly Shawl that I am testing knitting for my Christian Artisans friend, Carissa. This swatch does not do justice to the beautiful shawl. It is a Faroese style, garter stitch shawl knit from the bottom up. There is a band of butterflies on the bottom which I am currently knitting and the middle strip up the center back has butterflies in graduated sizes. The swatch is the smallest butterfly which Carissa said is her least favorite! :o) I chose that one because it was the right size for getting gauge. I can't wait to see this all done and I plan on knitting one for myself later from some fingering weight Alpaca that I have.

This is knit in Jaggerspun Zephyr 2/18 wool/silk in the Elderberry color, using size 5 Addi Lace Turbos. I probably won't have any real good pictures to show until it is know how lace is. It unfolds it's beauty at the end and especially after blocking.


Carissa said...

Thanks again for helping me!

Holly said...

Wow-nice swatch!

Joanne said...

That is absolutely gorgeous, Theresa and Carissa.