Sunday, July 25, 2010

the passionate sense

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This summer has been very colorful. The hollyhocks flower and also the field bindweed.
And I just finished a shawl designed by Evelyn A Clark. In cashmere and silk.
I have worked several of her patterns : Swallowtail is gorgeous. This shoulderette is called Heartland Lace Shawl. It is a free pattern and I warmly recommend it. The Filatura Di Crosa Golden Superior only weighs 25 g and runs 300 m. The thread is not a springy type and I gave the spine a little extra attention. I do not like when the middle stitch is stretched too much, so I worked the middle stitch like this:
Wrong side: increase:kfb
Right side : decrease: ssk
Unfortunately I ran out of yarn, had to skip 10 rows and missed the beautiful edging called The River of Life.
On my needles is Mary Lou Egan´s lovely flutter shawl called Coquille. A new Knitty hit. And a free pattern, too.
The Lorna's Lace Shepherd Worsted is my absolute favorite wool. The name of the color is Cranberry but I think that it it is closer to the color of raspberries I picked the other day.


  1. What lovely colours. Lorna's Laces Worsted is heavenly, but I won't be buying it again until the pound is stronger against the dollar :) I'm still trying to choose a yarn for Coquille...

  2. Love that raspberry color for your shawl. And the finished shawl is stunning! Well done!

  3. Thanks for the tip on the Heartland shawl.
    Her Brimnes pattern also looks intriguing.
    I hope I can get myself up to this level of knitting in some coming year ...


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