Tuesday, October 13, 2009

well traveled

it has been a while since a triangular shawl has made an appearance here. sincere swears that the shawl insanity is drawing to a close. there's only one left on the needles and that should do it...for this season... here's one that was finished up in september and is only now getting a chance to shine:

featured above is the chickadee version of the traveling woman by liz abinante of feministy. it is a little twist on the traditional triangle, with the shape being more of an arc and decidedly unpointy" at the apex. the body is worked in several soothing rows of stockinette with an interesting-without-being-too-difficult lace border.

and the yarn, oh the yarn. malabrigo made their traditional single ply wool even more luxurious with the addition of a some spidery goodness. the silky merino is a dream to work with, and maybe the reason why this version has an additional repeat of the lace chart (it took just a wee bit of the second skein to complete this modification). unblocked it was looking a little narrow, but a soak and some simple pinning proved worthwhile. it opened up beautifully to a shawl that provides drape without being too bulky.

this lady has already rambled and roamed off to a friend. it is terribly tempting to try another and attempt to keep it around these campfires though...


Trillian42 said...

Aaaaand another pattern added to my queue. It's lovely - I love the color of yours. I picked up some of the Malabrigo Merino-Silk recently - it IS gorgeous, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it