Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Belleville Shawl

It seems that lately every time I try to take a photograph, every  time, it has been rainy and gloomy outside.  I ran out a few times as the rain slowed to get these of my Belleville Shawl.  It was a good rainy day project.   


The pattern is from the second Good Night, Day booklet.  I used Aslan Trends Lecco thick and thin cotton and size 13 needles.


No modifications except for the yarn and corresponding needle size change.  I worked about 19 repeats of the lace pattern before binding off.




The pattern is written for a heftier, thick and thin yarn but when my Lecco arrived and I saw it was almost all "thin" with very little "thick" I decided to just go with it and have a lighter weight shawl that is more practical for living in the South.




I love the way it looks.  I'm not so sure about this yarn, though.  It's very fuzzy, as in, it looks like I ironed my shirt with my cat fuzzy.  Regardless,  I completely enjoyed making this yesterday afternoon. 

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8 comments:

  1. Hmmm, I think I have a yarn very similar to yours in my stash and have not been able to figure out what to do with it. I think now I do! Looks great on you ... rainy & all!

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  2. that yarn looks amazingly soft and cozy.

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  3. Thanks, Meg!

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  4. Thanks, Evelyn and it's a perfect pattern for using some odd skeins! I had one and a quarter skein left after I made mine, so I made a slightly smaller one for my daughter. It worked great because she'd only wear it as a low key scarf anyway.

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  5. It is Britt, but its very fuzzy. The thick portions are like freshly picked cotton and so leave a little fiber on my clothes. Or maybe it was the rain. I'd like to make another in wool or a cotton blend.

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  6. Thank you, Vanessa! I think it will work well in my climate and I though it has I different feel than the pattern sample in very bulky wool, I still like it. I'm interested to see what you'll be doing after you powered thru all of those WIP sweaters over the summer.

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  7. amazing job! i love the wool.

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