Saturday, March 03, 2012

Raindrops on Roses.......

About a year ago, I first saw this pattern as a part of the Woolgirl sock club.  Tried as I might, no one would destash the pattern :(

So, when Carrie found out she would be able to sell it herself, she asked me to knit a sample for her.  She sent me the yarn and I started knitting on it the weekend we met up in Phoenix.

Unblocked
I didn't get the chance to block before I sent it for her photoshoot.

Body of the shawl
Here's a close up of the body of the shawl.

Here, courtesy of Cheekyattitude, the photographer and ilikecake, the model is how she looks blocked!

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Raindrops on Roses by Irishgirlieknits
Madelinetosh Sock in Vermillion (a hard to photograph red)
US 5 needles

I was a bit worried that I would run out of yarn so the last 4 rows were knit with a size 4, then I bound off with a size 5. Figures, I didn't need to as I had 4 oz. leftover. It was an easy pattern to knit. I did use a ton of stitchmarkers for the edging, that's the only way I can make sure I don't make a mistake on lace.

No mods....well except for the needle downsizing for a few rows.  Great use of sock yarns!

Now to knit up my own ;)

10 comments:

~RaenWa~ said...

Very beautiful I love the color yarn you used.

Discoknits said...

I'm always, always with the stitch markers for any kind of patterning too. Why risk it, eh! Very pretty pattern and it looks pretty simple til the edging. Nice job :0)

SilverFox said...

It is so lovely and I love the colour. I need to do this one!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

What a lovely shawl!

Knitting Kris said...

Really beautiful!

Dee said...

THAT is a beautiful shawl. I love that sweet rosy color.

What color are you choosing for yours?

dogquilter said...

Lovely pattern and such a pretty color to show it off!! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Love the shawl. Just run off to get the pattern. Thanks for the linky. What color will yours be?

sandra said...

This is one great example of blocking miracles!
You did great testing!

Gail said...

That's beautiful! Very nice knitting to go with the lovely yarn & pattern. :)