Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Clever Little Buckland Shawl

As soon as I finished spinning this yarn, I had an urge to use it in a project. I ended up with just over 500 yards and didn't know what to knit. The yardage is a little muich for a scarf or a hat amd not enough for a full fledged shawl or stole. I spun the stuff too thick for socks. So I took a look around for ideas and patterns.

I settled on this little shawl pattern after an extensive search on the internet. It really is a clever little shawl. It is knit from end to end and doesn't require a pin. There is a little tube of ribbing at each end that allows the other end to slip through and stay put. The photos above shows one end of the shawl and the tube of ribbing.

The shawl is made up of individual sections referred to as "lace points" and these can be added or substracted to change the size of the shawl. There is also some minimal showt row shaping between the lace points. The pattern suggested 14 lace points for a small and 16 for a larger sized shawl. I knit 15 points.

I had a slighlty tighter guage than the original pattern called for and I wanted to use all my yarn up, but the 15 points actually worked out rather well. I think it "fits" and it does seem to stay in place well too. the shawl was very easy to knit. Except for a couple of yarn overs, the whole thing was knit in garter stitch. It is actaully a quite wearable project. I would definaltey knit this pattern again.

Project Info

Pattern: Carol's Clever Little Shawl
from Cheryl Oberle Designs
on Ravelry
Yarn: Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
520 yards
100% Finn Sheep
Needles: addi TURBO US# 9 (5.5 mm)
Measurements: Length: 51"; Width 15"
Notes: Followed pattern. Knit 15 lace points. Unblocked


turtlegirl76 said...

This shawl is made of win. I absolutely love it!

Trillian42 said...

Oh, that's CUTE! I've got to remember that pattern.

It looks great in your handspun, too!

Monika said...

This is stunning! A total success in combining pattern and your wonderful yarn!

Zonda said...

Fabulous!! I love the handspun and the shawl!

Anonymous said...

that is a REALLY cute pattern and well suited to the handspun.

Faith said...

Sweet! I totally need to knit myself one of those.

Jewel said...

What a fun pattern and it looks so good in your handspun. That is a must make!

Dave said...

It looks wonderful! Great match of yarn to pattern, and your handspun striped so evenly -- love it!

mjknits said...

Wow-this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing...gotta run now(must get that pattern)...

cpurl17 said...

That IS a clever pattern and the perfect choice for your handspun! Fablulous!!

Karen said...

That is a great little shawl. It looks wonderful in your handspun!

mom said...

Absolutely great looking shawl. Colors are wonderful and I love the way it looks on you. I'd like to get the pattern for this one. PS Got the package - wonderful suprise - talk to you maybe tomorrow night (Thursday)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

It must be so exciting to use your own handspun and see such a gorgeous finished project! The shawl is absolutely gorgeous Shannon!

And in catching up on my blog reading, all of your recent handspuns are beautiful!!!