Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Intermezzo Jo Sharp sweater

That's what I've been doing last weekend - re-shaping the neck line for the Jo Sharp aran sweater, by decreasing 1/4 of the total stitches. AGAIN !

Just to remaind you (and me) the whole story - this sweater went huge and lifeless after HAND washing and carefully blocking and I've already had to reknit the ribbing and to cut off a part of it.
The yarn is DB casmerino aran - and it's a final no-no on my list. Not even for shawls or afgans - simply because it's peeling like hell as well as relaxing way too much - don't even want to think about it any more...

FO - Lace Dream Shawl

I finished this one a few weeks ago - just waited for the blocking wires to arrive.
I wasn't very impressed with the wires - too thick to be inserted right at the edge and difficult to handle... but using millions of pins instead would have been worst I guess.

Back to the shawl. It is designed by Eugen Beugler, very easy (and boring) pattern - drives you crazy after a while :)). (I know now how Penelope must have been felt doing the same thing over and over again)

Yarn: I've used 5 balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze - in Pearl.
It is a great lace weight silk/mohair yarn - it was a real pleasure to knit with.