Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kleio a Work in Progress

On the needles at the moment is the wonderful Kleio from Romi Hill's Second year of Small Shawls project.

The shawl has techniques galore - short rows (garter), braids, lace panels, lace edging and did i mention braids.

The yarn: Old Maiden Aunt Alpaca/Silk in Selkie (grey) and Farsaig (Orange/Copper/Brown)

This sneak pic shows off the lace panel and the braids either side. It is really hard to get a picture of a now approaching 600 stitch crescent shaped shawl that does it justice regardless of the cable length.

Needless to say it is soft, squishy and stunning and I love it even if the braids are hard work.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Today I find myself knitting Kleio by Romi Hill.
It is the first pattern from her second year of small shawls.

It is a two-colour or two-toned knit in my new favourite crescent shape.
Lots of garter stitch (short rows), seriously lots of garter stitch.
Then a nice lace section in contrast colour, some stocking stitch and an edging (I think).

It is soft and drapey when knitted in Old Maiden Aunt Alpaca Silk.

Just wish I could get to the colour section (two rows away) but work keeps getting in the way.

I think I need to knit a cardigan. Or finish a UFO too.
Perhaps this weekend.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ton of Wool.

Have you contributed to the Ton of Wool Yet?
2 days to go and just over 2/3rds of the way there.
There is also the option to gain a reward for your contribution.
Go on. You know you want to.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

FO Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL

August Obsessions 2 versions of the Westknits Mystery Shawl

The first in Old Maiden Aunt Alpaca Silk the second in Madelinetosh Pashmina.
The verdict both gorgeous!