Monday, April 19, 2010

Aran Pocket Shawl - Finally Finished!

I seem to be working my way through Cheryl Oberle’s book “folk Shawls”. This is the second shawl and I have yarn ordered for another project from the book “Heartland Shawl”

This shawl was knit with Misti Alpaca 100 per cent baby alpaca yarn in pea green (color C815 200 meters to 100 grams). I did not find this to be a difficult pattern at all - though I did find that a row counter helped me keep track of what row I was on - so I could pick up the needles after leaving it alone for some time. I love the texture that this simple pattern affords. If I made another one I might use a yarn that is a bit heftier than the Misti Alpaca - although this way the shawl is lovely and soft. I think a thicker yarn would have given the pattern more definition (as the example in the book shows) and the pockets would not have a tendency to droop with something thicker.

This was worth making - and I am already enjoying using on cool mornings at work or nippy evenings at home! I got the yarn from Yarn.Com - it was on sale then. Jimmy Beans Wool is another great place to get the yarn from - and Ravelry is simply the best place to see other examples of the patter and projects. If you knot and are not a Ravelry member - you need to be !


Laura said...

Marie, that is CRAZY gorgeous!

imquilternity said...

It's really lovely! I love the color and alpaca yarns sounds so soft and snuggly!

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