Wednesday, December 1, 2010

FO: Multnomah Shawl

My first FO for my new blog is the Multnomah Shawl I made for my great-aunt for Christmas. She has been unwell and is currently undergoing chemo treatment so I wanted to make her something special this Christmas.

The pattern is from HelloKnitty and was a joy to knit. Lots of mindless garter stitch to begin with which was perfect for knitting while listening to my audiobook, then some easy feather and fan lace. Both elements are fairly simple to knit and to look at, but I think combining the two has made an impressively pretty result.

The yarn I used was from JOY which is a specialist sock yarn store based in New Zealand. The colourway is "Blue Lagoon" and is their own merino 4ply sock yarn and I used one skein.
The dye job was beautiful. The pictures don't really pick up all the subtle colours but it really is a pretty mix of blues, from lightest through to small patches of almost navy. It knit like a dream, despite the hard twist, and I am quietly glad I bought a second skein (just in case) which I hope to eventually turn into a pair of socks for myself.

Maybe I'll use the extra skein to make one of these for myself instead ;) I'm quite drawn to how this looks as a kerchief style scarf.

There are more notes on my Ravelry page where you can find me as sweetp.

Knit with love in every stitch.


  1. Gorgeous! I can see the love in every stitch.

  2. I really like this pattern - you've done a lovely job. I think your great aunt will love it.

  3. Welcome back to your "new" space! I'm glad to see you still are knitting ~ lovely shawl.

  4. love the wallpaper on your new blog :)

  5. Thanks everyone for the kind comments x