Monday, November 16, 2009

Ulmus

I finished this a while back but never got around to taking pictures.

Ulmus

Ulmus by Through the Loops Designs
I used 1 hand of Malabrigo Sock in "Ivory" and 2 hanks of Claudia's Handpainted Fingering in "Rock, Paper, Scissors"

Ulmus

I love this shawl!!!!

Ulmus

I agonized over color choices for weeks before casting on (as evidenced by the bold colors I settled on). I finally grabbed several possible variations and started casting on samples. I believe this is called swatching among knitters... although its a rather foreign concept to me. It really made a difference to see the color options in swatches (and saved me from knitting a Christmas tree) so I highly recommend this step if you are considering this pattern.

Now on the needles is Anne Hanson's Brambler scarf. Well, that and many other things.

Brambler

The yarn is Sanguine Gryphon's Sea Wool and it has a lovely sheen that just demanded to be knit into this fabulous winter scarf pattern that I've had for some time. I couldn't argue with yarn fate.

10 comments:

mom said...

You always make me smile, you bold friend, you! LOL!

Swatching does make sense though, doesn't it?

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

leann said...

Oh, is THAT what swatching is for???

Beautiful shawl!!!

5elementknitr said...

So lovely!

Becca said...

That turned out so pretty! I change my mind on the colors I want to use for an Ulmus every day. Swatching, you say??

Dawn said...

Gorgeous!!

Lydee said...

i always love the colors you choose.

catpurl said...

Awesome!

mama said...

I love this shawl too. And I love the colors finally chosen. It is lovely. It's on my list- my long list- of "to do" things. :) I might have just moved it up.

Debby

Kristen said...

I LOVE the Ulmus shawl! You do such beautiful work...

Nik said...

So pretty! I must get into shawl knitting.