Sunday, July 09, 2006

Wind and Waves Shawl

The Wind and Waves Shawl is finished. I finished last weekend. I began last Saturday by trying to get my second hank of the yarn into a center pull ball. Well somehow the hank was all twisted and tangled around itself . I'm not sure how it happened. Maybe it came that way. I've never had as much trouble trying to wind a hank.

I took it off my swift and tried to do it by hand. It took me six hours to ball up that 550 yard hank! There were a couple times in the beginning that I almost just tossed the entire hank out the window and went on to something else. But I decided that the since this was supposed to be a gift - I'd continue. The pattern called for 700 yards of worsted weight yarn. I ended up using less. I'm going to guess about 100 yards less. The pattern also called for needles sized US #10 - I ended up using 11's. The finished size listed in the pattern was 30"x 62". I came very close to that finished size.

You can see from the above picture where the second skein begins. I guess I should have knit a couple rows from each ball so that distinct line wouldn't be there. Hindsight is 20/20 I guess. I don't think I'm going to frog the entire shawl and start again - especially after the fun with that last hank of yarn. I'm not sure I'm going to gift it anymore though.

I do like the pattern and it was very easy to work. I have enough of this yarn left to make another similar shawl . Here is a close up of the pattern and the details.

Project Info

Pattern: St. Seraphina Knits -
Wind and Waves Shawl

Yarn: Great Adirondack "Montana" -
Nantucket Blue

Needles: addi TURBO US# 11

Finished Width: 28 inches

Finished Height: 63 inches

11 comments:

Jerry & Maxy said...

Very pretty! And I think on no one would notice the line where you change skeins...

Mom said...

The change of skeins makes it unique and I agree with the above comment that it probably wouldn't be noticed. If it really bothers you could you add the same amount onto the other end of the piece.
By the way, great looking table.

Rose said...

It's lovely. The colors really compliment the stitch pattern. I can't tell where you changed skiens.

cpurl17 said...

What a stunning shawl! I love that photograph of it lying on the table, it reminds me of a beautiful peacock's tail.

Zonda said...

That is gorgeous! I like Mom's idea to add to the other end and it would look like a feature. UGH on the 6 hrs of untangling,winding time...Good for you for not giving up! :)

tekopp said...

That's really so pretty!
And if someone asks about the color change, just say it's a design feature! ;)

Amy said...

looks beautiful

Batty said...

Oh, wow, that's beautiful. The colors, the pattern, everything about it. It really moves.

Carolyn said...

That is beautiful! Really stunning. Such pretty colours, and I really don't think anyone will notice where the second ball was joined.

I don't think I could bear to give it away either ;)

Monika said...

This shawl is fantastic! I love the pattern and the yarn is a great choice for it!

merry said...

BEAUTIFUL! JUST BEAUTIFUL!
Pattern is out of stock and I can't find it anywhere!
ENJOY IT!
Merrymom