Shetland Triangle

July 27, 2008

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I had a bit of knitting time this last week between commuting, hospital and knitting group…so I was able to finish the Shetland Triangle – and I am really happy with it.  And as always, I am just amazed at what blocking does to lace!

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Pattern:  Shetland Triangle, Wrap Style
Yarn:  Great Adirondack Yarn Co, Sirino, Colorway – White Birch
Started:  July 9, 2008
Finished:  July 26, 2008

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I love this yarn – I bought it at Angelfire Studios and just couldn’t wait to cast on with it.  It is a 50/50 wool/silk blend and the color is amazing, and I love the softness and sheen that the silk brings to it.    The yardage is good (675 yards) and more than enough for this – I did 11 repeats of the main pattern (increasing by 3) and probably had enough leftover to do 12…but I really didn’t want to push it and run out.  I think I’d like to get more of this yarn – it is just so nice for lace knitting.

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This is going to be a great shawl to wear in the fall and winter – with black shirt and pants (which is what I wear most of the time to work!).  It is a little hot for right now…but I really am looking forward to colder days and nights so I can start wearing it.  I think the neutral colors will work well with more than black too though – I can also see it with jeans and more casual things. 

I really enjoyed the pattern too – very easy and I didn’t have any issues keeping track of where I was on the chart….in fact, I almost memorized it so I only had to check where I was on the chart, and I’d just knit the row.  Love lace patterns like that – I think this would be a great pattern for a beginning lace knitter – especially since the yarn is a fingering weight and not as difficult as laceweight.

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Now I’m working on some of the WIPs in the knitting basket…and trying very hard not to look at anything on my Ravelry queue or yarn in my stash.  I have 6 WIPs at the moment – a sweater, a throw, 2 scarves, a pair of socks and a tank top.   I think I’m going to frog the tank (I’m really meh on it), but I would like to complete the rest.  I’m working on the sweater as my UFOlympics (which starts 8/8), and I’m going to bring the socks for commute knitting.  I think I’m going to intially work on the throw at home and get that done, and then we’ll see.  I’d love to say I’ll finish it all, but if I get the two big things done, I’ll be really happy.  Hard to resist the lure of a new project, and I’m really on a lace kick right now, and would like to start something new…I think either a circle or rectangle as a change from the triangle shawls I’ve been doing (although I really love doing triangle shawls!).

OK, I’m off – have a great week!  I hope I have another FO to show you very soon!

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