Friday, June 21, 2013

FO Friday - 6/21/2013

It's Friday!  I have an FO!!!

OK, it's still blocking, but it is finished.  Yay.

The pattern is Lazy Katy by Birgit Freyer. I liked making it. I used Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball. It is a single-ply wool and nylon blend...I don't really like single-ply yarns, except for Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, because it is over-twisted and it behaves to my liking.  Anyway, the Zauberball has a little thick and thin quality to it, and for a cute, little, princess-type shawlette, I thought it was too crunchy granola.  However, the block has helped smooth it out quite a bit.  All in all, I am quite pleased with this project.

I did go down to a size 4.00mm needle, instead of the suggested 8.00, as I may have mentioned in a previous post.  I thought the fabric was too loose with the larger needle.  In going down a needle size, I did what a few other Ravelers did and worked more rows of the body (130 instead of the prescribed 100). . I think it all worked out just fine.

Now, I am on to trying to finish the May and the June socks before the end of the month.

MK out.


RubyC said...

MK, will try to post again. Think the internet connection is what/if sorta thing today. And I do miss you bunches.

Absolutely love this shawl. Reminds of sliced chilled watermelon. It is that time of year.

I have this pattern and some yarn from an LSSK Secret Santa and started it, but did not get very far. I think the idea of going down a needle size will help out a lot. Thanks for that suggestion.


Annemieke said...

Very pretty. Might have to add that to my que.