Monday, September 21, 2009

Handspun Shawl

This is my first FO with some of my handspun. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

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The yarn doesn't have much stitch definition, so the lace pattern is a little indistinct. It's supposed to look like a basketweave pattern.
I started this off as a simple stockinette shawl for a "mindless knitting" project. About halfway through I got bored and decided to add a lace border. I had to do quite a bit of re-working to the lace pattern to get it to fit with the increases, but eventually I got it figured out. I was excited about how the edging chart turned out too, it fits in perfectly with the basketweave.
Working with my handspun was a little nerve-wracking because of how thin and underspun the yarn was. One spot got so thin that I even considered frogging back to fix it. Hopefully the yarns I'm currently spinning will be better in that respect.
I have a skein of sportweight I have yet to blog about and I'm currently spinning up 4oz of merino top into some sockweight. I've already finished half of the singles, so I should have some more finished yarn within the next weeks. :)


pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Congratulations! The shawl is beautiful. It must be very satisfying to knit something with your own handspun! Someday...(it will take a while on the spindle)

Celestial said...

Looks great in the photos. It was so soft and weightless to touch. Glad it turned out so well!