Monday, August 16, 2010


Truth be told, I fell in love with this pattern because of the border.
Repurposing the yarn from its original shawl to this pattern was a stroke of genius.
It turned out to be the perfect marriage of materials and pattern....and as it worked up very quickly it was a perfect project all around!
Surprise, surprise - it's the first square shawl that I've ever done!
And I do love it.
Desdemonda by Miriam Felton
Knit Picks Shadow Tonal - Queen Anne, 2.5 skeins
Addi Turbo - US 4/3.5 mm, 24 inch
July 28 - August 14, 2010
A note about the color - pink/yellow combinations happen to be among my absolute favorites....but you have to be very, very careful when selecting them. I have one hank of laceweight, for example, that was beautiful in the skein but turned into a nasty, fleshy mess when knit up. This particular yarn was a delight....with the color ranging from a cheery gold to my favorite salmon to a lovely pink. Ordinarily, I would pass along my leftovers...but I actually have another 2 1/2 skeins, and I enjoyed the color so much that I just may have to use it all myself!


Bonnie said...

Very, very beautiful. I love that border, too.

margene said...

I've loved Desdemona from the minute I saw her. Your shawl is exquisite. May you enjoy having her around your shoulders.

Anne said...

Miriam designs such wonderful shawls! I loved having that in my club last year!!

Shelda said...

I'm giggling about the "nasty, fleshy mess." I've had yarns that did similar yucky things.

This one is glorious! And I also love Miriam's shawls. I need to actually knit one of them! And I like the square.

A Day That is Dessert said...

I really love the color!

Jenny said...

Desdemona is just exquisite! I wanted to reach into the monitor to feel it. You're right - the pattern and color of the yarn were made for each other.

stringplay said...

Wow. Just beautiful!