Thursday, May 26, 2011

Finished Pimpelliese

Okay, this shawl has a strange name.  But it was fun to knit.  Plenty of garter stitch and a fairly easy lace edging on every row.  As a bonus, the side-to-side construction meant I could use pretty much every bit of my handspun and hand-dyed Polwarth yarn.
The trick is to divide your yarn into two equal balls (I don't have a scale, so I roughly measured the yardage as I wound it onto my swift). Then when you reach the end of one ball, you stop doing increases and start doing decreases.  I used about 420 yards altogether.

It's a happy shawl and I should really wash and block it.  The yarn was lovely to work with from the spinning through the knitting.

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