Sunday, April 01, 2007

Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl

I'm absolutely delighted with this, despite the fact that I ran out of the original yarn right before the last cast-off row! I kid you not. Thankfully I had bought some toning yarn last Wednesday at PY and I used that to cast-off with. I think I like it even more with that slightly contrasting edging. My next one of these will be in DK!



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Pattern: Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl by Susan Pierce Lawrence
Yarn: Posh Yarn Emily 100g in shade "Yodel" - edged with Emily shade "Dainty"
Yardage: full skein of Emily plus a tiny amount of a second skein to finish
Needles: 5mm bamboo straights

I really enjoyed making this shawl, I started last Saturday and despite taking time out to finish the hood on my Bergere jacket, still managed to finish this one week later. The Emily yarn is a delight to knit with, I guess it's one of those things that I ran out when I did, and I shall buy two skeins in future if I want to make more!



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More yarn naughtiness this week, and I do seem to be amassing a small stash of PY ;-)



A skein of PY Sophia (cashmere) laceweight in "Chuckle".

I also won a charity auction on Crafty Threads and Yarns Forum, with yarn kindly donated by Aknita in aid of Chrissy's sun-walk fundraising. This is SWTC Oasis soy silk in "Passion", lovely!



Even better news this week is that I've finally finished my Bergere jacket. My next task is sewing it up, which will take a little while as all the edgings have to be turned up and stitched as well as the usual seams!

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25 Comments:

At 6:50 pm, April 01, 2007, Blogger nanatoo said...

That is seriously beautiful, how pretty are you going to feel wearing that? Just lovely, well done. I agree, the yarn accident was serendipitous (good word!)
Your new yarns are both great.

 
At 7:11 pm, April 01, 2007, Blogger Queen Frogger said...

Oh my, that is just gorgeous!

 
At 7:54 pm, April 01, 2007, Blogger Susan said...

The shawl turned out lovely. I like the contrasting color in the edge. I had to do that once with a mohair shawl.

susan
http://knittingasfastasican.com

 
At 7:55 pm, April 01, 2007, Blogger Seahorse said...

The shawl is stunning and if you hadn't said otherwise, I'd have assumed the toning cast off was a stroke of genius!

Lovely shopping :)

Well done on finishing the dreaded BdF!

 
At 10:31 pm, April 01, 2007, Blogger Diane said...

The shawl is beautiful! I think the cast of was a brill idea....it makes the butterfly wing edging stand out more.The colour is lovely....i bet you can't wait to wear it?

 
At 11:02 pm, April 01, 2007, Blogger Lynne said...

You knitted a shawl in a week?
It is lovely! The edge is hardly noticeable but is a nice touch :-) Gosh, now I want to make one too... but I am strong and will not buy some posh yarn...

 
At 11:09 pm, April 01, 2007, Blogger acrylik said...

Wow, DC, your shawl is absolutely amazing. The contrasting yarn at the edge is beautiful, what a lovely "happy end"! It's going to attract so many compliments, I'm sure.

Gorgeous yarn purchases :)

 
At 10:06 am, April 02, 2007, Blogger Dipsy Doodle said...

What a very, very beautiful shawl this is! In fact, in this colourway it might as well be the most beautiful one that I've seen for a long time! Very well done, congratulations!
Oh, and your new yarns rock big time!

 
At 2:47 pm, April 02, 2007, Blogger artyfartykat said...

The shawl looks amazing! And the contrasting edging enhances its gorgeousness!! :)
Love the new yarn buys!

 
At 8:20 pm, April 02, 2007, Blogger Mandy said...

That is one seriously beautiful shawl! You are going to look so pretty wearing that!! You have some nice new yarn to play with to!! Happy knitting!!

 
At 9:55 pm, April 02, 2007, Blogger Piglottie said...

Your FCS looks stunning! I love it with the contrasting edging - might have to give that a go. Nice yarn haul and looking forward to seeing your jacket.

 
At 12:53 am, April 03, 2007, Blogger Aknita said...

What a beautiful shawl - and I'm so pleased you like the "Passion"

 
At 9:05 am, April 03, 2007, Blogger donnac1968 said...

The shawl is beautiful and the edging is a perfect match. I'm not sure I would have the patience for a shawl, the scarf I just finished drove me potty and that was only a 26 stitch repeat!!

 
At 5:12 pm, April 03, 2007, Blogger modelwidow said...

The contrast edging looks great, and if you hadn`t have told us why I would have thought it was an inspired variation.

 
At 8:20 pm, April 03, 2007, Blogger terri said...

Its gorgeous dreamcatcher!!!! I love the pattern:-) I think everyone I know will get one of these for christmas LOL!!!!!:-)

 
At 1:38 pm, April 04, 2007, Blogger Alice said...

That is beautiful! I noticed the edge right away, and wondered how it happened - I see you just used a different yarn to cast-off. Wow, what an effect. It's really, really lovely.

I agree with you about triangular shawls, by the way. They do look very decorative.

 
At 8:04 pm, April 04, 2007, Blogger Christina said...

wow - what a gorgeous shawl. I made my first (and only!!) clapotis in that colour of oasis - it looks lovely knit up. looking forward to seeing what you produce with it.

 
At 11:35 am, April 05, 2007, Blogger Kendra said...

The shawl is stunning. Just right for spring!

You can never have too much Posh Yarn.

 
At 6:43 pm, April 05, 2007, Blogger Mandella said...

What a beautiful shawl. You're right to be so delighted with it and you finished so quickly! Looking forward to seeing the finished jacket too.

 
At 6:02 pm, April 06, 2007, Blogger Annarella said...

Wow, your shawl is totally amazing!!! xx

 
At 9:41 pm, April 06, 2007, Blogger Artis-Anne said...

So lovely and I love the colours also plus the toning shade. More yarn goodies too ? I love the lace weight one and fingers crossed I will get some on Sunday. I seem to miss out on the shades I want as they go so fast , don't they ?

 
At 9:48 pm, April 06, 2007, Blogger Cherry Rolfe said...

Gorgeous - I think the edge gives it the edge too!

 
At 7:13 pm, April 07, 2007, Blogger Sarah said...

Congratulations on the beautiful shawl, I agree that the contrasted edging adds a lovely extra touch.

Thanks also for the ribbed beanie pattern, I think I may try that with the Dasolo Stripes I just bought.

 
At 12:10 pm, April 09, 2007, Blogger Rain said...

Wow! It looks stunning. The contrasting edge really sets it off.

I think you should be banned from the PY site until you learn to behave yourself!

Well done on getting the BdF jacket done, hope the sewing up isn't too much of a PITA.

 
At 5:48 pm, April 16, 2007, Blogger Yarn It said...

The shawl is gorgeous! I love the colors of the yarn and I think the cast off edge compliments the entire shawl very nicely.

 

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