Saturday, May 31, 2008

Swallowtail

So at last the sun has come out and I've managed to take some photos of my blocked Swallowtail Shawl. I knit this as part of a Knit-a-long on the Posh Yarn Ravelry group.Swallowtail
Swallowtail
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark from Interweave Knits Fall 2006.
Yarn: Posh Yarn Eva 2ply (silk and cashmere) in Tinkerbell from my round one UK Swap pal.
Needles: 3.75mm Addi lace Turbos
Started: 17th April 2008
Finished: 26th May 2008
Modifications: I used beads instead of doing the nupps.
Comments: I thoroughly enjoyed knitting Swallowtail and I am thrilled with the results. The Eva is a dream to knit with, it has a fabulous drape and sheen. The colours is one I would never have chosen myself but I love it! The beads work really well too. I couldn't be faffed with knitting the nupps, however I do think the nupps look more like Lily of the Valley than the beads do. This project has made me want to knit more and more lace.
Swallowtail

10 comments:

Bryony Ramsden said...

Ooooo that's pretty. Perfect for the summer wedding season :)

Queen of the froggers said...

Roo, 6hat is so lovely. The beads are nice. I have never knit with beads. I presume you have to put them on before you cast on?

Danielle said...

I love your swallowtail. The colour is amazing.

scarletprincess said...

that is just stunning well done :o)

Nickerjac said...

absolutely beautiful :)

Dawn said...

It's really lovely. I've knitted two with nupps but have yet to try the beaded shawl, something I want to try in the future.
I love the colour too!

Cycling Knitter said...

beautiful

i so want to have the patience and time to knit a shawl....

Emily said...

Lovely. Must try it again with beads 'stead of nupps.

clarabelle said...

Wow - that's gorgeous! I've just finished one too in PY Nadia, and I just love the pattern (though my yarn masked the pattern somewhat). I'm also a bead-rather-than-nupp person!

Craftyfox said...

That's gorgeous,stunning, fab knitting