Shetland Triangle

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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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25 Responses to Shetland Triangle

  1. Christianne says:

    It’s beautiful – and you know I love that yarn. Good luck with your FO’s!

  2. travellersyarn says:

    I looks gorgeous – wear it with pride!

  3. Awesome Mom says:

    I am so going to have to make that once I get some more yarn money.

    I am in the Ravolympics and doing WIP Wrestling, I need to get some of my ufos finished and gone. Good luck with yours!

  4. Your shetland triangle is absolutely gorgeous. Love how that turned out. I agree, it’s a great lace pattern for memorizing.

  5. Stephanie says:

    Looks like rain. Beautiful rain. (I wish it would rain around here. I’m so tired of drought worrying.) So big too–definitely looks cozy!

  6. tiennie says:

    That is gorgeous!!

  7. Rebecca says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL shawl! Excellent knitting! The Shetland Triangle is one I would like to knit, too. The color you chose is perfect.

  8. Peggy says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!
    The Shetland Triangle is my favorite shawl out there, and you have done it proud!

  9. lilypily says:

    I think this is one of my favourites of all your projects. I love it. Gorgeous colour and beautiful design. It would look lovely with jeans….hmmm…maybe it is a pattern I could try for my first attempt at a shawl. :o)

  10. Opal says:

    It’s gorgeous! I love it!

  11. Elysbeth says:

    infinitely wearable!

  12. Kim says:

    It turned out so incredibly beautiful. It seems like you will get a lot of use with the color you chose.

  13. weezalana says:

    It’s gorgeous! And the color is fab, you can easily wear it with a ton of things-both cas and dressy.

  14. donna lee says:

    What a nice neutral color but still a color. It looks great and I like that it’s fingering weight. Easier to work with than lace weight.

  15. Cookie says:

    That is beautiful. Well done!

    I hope this week is easier on all of you.

    xo

  16. hakucho says:

    Another beauty! Love the stitch pattern 🙂

  17. Rachel says:

    So very very pretty 🙂

  18. Lorraine says:

    I love it- I can’t get off the lace stuff either. It’s so gratifying.

  19. Jennygirl says:

    Black pants are staple of my work wardrobe too. Makes it easier in the morning I guess.
    Another beautiful shawl, and I like the colorway of the yarn. This would look nice with a cream outfit too.
    Have a great week!

  20. Jeanne says:

    So beautiful!

  21. Kiersten says:

    Really beautiful shawl!!!!

  22. Shea says:

    That looks fabulous! I’m currently in lace weight wedding shawl hell myself. A lot to complete in a tiny amount of time. Aah!

  23. lorent says:

    Stunning. Unbelievably beautiful. The color really makes it.

  24. rhoda says:

    it is breath-taking. i too am still amazed at what a little blocking can do for lace. love the color. love everything about it! 🙂

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