Monday, March 1, 2010

More BitterRoot

In case you aren't bored to tears with my BitterRoot....I know at least some of you wanted pictures of the finished shawl, so here you have them.



The yarn used was a Schaefer hand dyed called Heather a merino wool and silk combination.


It is a heavier weight and after having a look at Ravelry, I think a lace weight in this pattern would be quite nice. But for the moment I am swearing off triangular shawls. I'd like my next one to be more of a rectangular wrap.

I love this little detail, sort of like a stained glass window and I wonder how designers figure these things out.




Also for the curious it took about 6 weeks of knitting a few rows in early morning and the occassional long afternoon of knitting. I'm very happy with it.

10 comments:

Mikki said...

It's Yummy! I love lace weight yarns. One of my faves is Baby Lace Merino from Elann.com and their lace weight mohair is awesome too. As for designing knitting patterns....it's much like designing beading...you learn the stitches then plan where you want them on some graph paper.

Carmen Isaacs said...

It is stunning, I am in love. Thanks for saying what the yarn is.

abeadlady said...

Makes me want to wrap up in it. Looks extremely cuddly. Nice work.

jodi said...

Just lovely. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

AuntieAnnie said...

The shawl is beautiful. Did you ever finish your February Lady sweater?

AJ said...

It's so beautiful! I love that color and the design is so elegant.

I bet knitting designers look at your intricate jewelry and wonder how you come up with it, too :)

cjvierow said...

Very nice! I love the color--makes one think of a Scottish Highland covered in heather. I'm so jealous! You've discovered how to be what I've wanted to be for ever so long--an amoebae or whatever--so there's enough of you to do ALL the things you want. Wouldn't it be so fun to be able to work in every medium you're drawn to and get together at night and tell yourselves how much fun you had! I know, not possible, but it keeps my wild imagination occupied. Thanks for letting me do some of it vicariously through your blog.

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LulaJean said...

Ga Ga Ga Gorgeous!
I love the subtle shade changes through out.

Andrew Thornton said...

I think the bitterroot is lovely. I especially love the color and the texture of the materials you used.