Thursday, August 30, 2007

Shawl We?

Sock yarn for shawls rocks. Just my opinion but here's why I say this. I am not a genteel Regency waif, I am more of a modern roue. As a consequence, the nylon in this sock yarn made for a wonderful wear. I did not arrive home with horrid wrinkles on the back from sitting in the car, it did not stretch while wearing and then settle around the bottom of the armpit neccessiating frequent yanks back over the clavicle, it did stretch nicely over curvey parts but when I took it off I did not have 2 marked cups pressed into the front panels. All of this is bad news for the Black Bunny laceweight feather and fan shawl, it doesn't have this give. But having looked at some other versions of the F&F shawl on Ravelry it will someday be pulled from hibernation.
The suble and lovely yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy. November Muse colourway purchased from The Loopy Ewe. One Skein with less than 3 metres left over. There was not enough yarn left to crochet the little flower that the pattern uses to hold the shawl closed, but I didn't love that feature anyway.


Jennifer said...

Very pretty!

ChelleC said...

Shawl we say this is absolutely darling? Do you care if I make one from the same colorway someday? Which pattern is this?

Karen said...

Very pretty shawl. I don't think I've used sock yarn for a shawl yet. I had plans to make one from Bearfoot once, but haven't gotten around to it. Enjoy your new shawl!