Sunday, 4 April 2010

Easter knitting

For once I'm ahead of schedule. I made a shawl for my sister-in-law and a pair of socks for my granddad. He actually asked for more woolen socks; he NEVER asks for anything, so I was thrilled by his request :) I'm making him another pair in a denim blue version.

This is the Wool Peddler's Shawl from a book called Folk Shawls. I used 150 g DROPS Silk Tweed. The pattern called for much thicker yarn but the original shawl was absolutely massive, and I was keen on a rather regular sized shawl. I knitted the whole thing on needles 3.5 mm and used a needle size 5.5 mm for casting off to make the edge soft and flexible. The only alteration to the pattern was 10 more ridges before beginning the lace part of the shawl.

Chocolate brown socks size 40 (EU) made with Arwetta sock yarn on needles size 2.5 mm.