Monday, January 05, 2009

Handspun Argosy Wrap

This project took way too long to complete. I started it just about three months ago and most of the time it just sat there in a basket. I got a lot down right when I started the project but then got caught up in a bunch of other things and finally just got back around to getting it finished.

I used the yarn that I spun for the Tour de Fleece this summer. I didn't really know what to do with all that yarn, but I figured it would all go into the same project. I picked the easiest simplest shawl pattern I could find. I figured that the simple pattern would help highlight all the colors in the yarn.

The only thing I might have done differently would have been to knit from alternating skeins every few of rows. I knit each skein completely and then started the next. I ended up with a lot less ends to weave in, but I also ended up with larger blocks of color. Although overall I'm happy with the finished results.

Project Info

Pattern: Argosy Wrap by Vyvyan Neel
Yarn: Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Fiber: Mix of Merino, Blue-faced Leicester, silk and tencel
Needles: addi TURBO Needles - US# 8 (5 mm)
Measurements: Length: 85"; Width 14.5"(unblocked)
Start Date: September 23, 2008
Finish Date: December 22, 2008
Notes: I followed the pattern, but I did add about 6-8 repeats to the middle section. I have not blocked the shawl.


landpomeranze said...

I like your scarf and the brillant colours. Very nice project.

Deb said...

Well - I don't think I would have done ANYTHING differently! It's just lovely!

Bezzie said...

Lovely! And a perfect project for handspun!

Trillian42 said...

It's lovely!!

Monika said...

I looks great, and it's a wonderful project. I think it' just right the way it is.

Bo... said...

It's gorgeous!!

turtlegirl76 said...

Wow. What an awesome use of handspun! It looks fantastic!

Mom said...

Stunning! I like the mix of colors the way it is so that each color is seen for what it is. Great job!!

Anonymous said...

I really like the jewel like colors!

Zonda said...

Love it! Great use of your handspun! :)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

What a perfect way to showcase your handspun!! So pretty!

Esoteric Knitter said...

ohhh pretty!!