so this f.o. was done a long... long time ago. i have no other reason to tell you it's taken me so long to blog about it other than the fact than i just didn't have the pictures... eeks! i'm so sorry! and i'm especially sorry to em! because it's your lovely design, and i really meant to talk about it back in september!
ok but it's time now...
and i just have to show you. because i didn't want this to be an f.o. that just never got blogged about... because well... it's lovely.
i test knitted this shawl back in the summer. and it really was a fun knit! i managed to pump this baby out pretty quickly, but that's only due to the fact that i'm crazy. lol!
the body of the shawl knits up fairly quickly, and the directions are very straight forward...
but the applied edging really does take some time! it's so worth it though...
i wore this shawl at knit city and i honestly couldn't walk past more than 2 tables, when i'd have to take the shawl off and show it around. it was so fun! i felt like quite the model. hahaha.
i love this design! it's a lovely relaxing knit, but not boring at all.. there's enough interest to the knitter, and the opportunities to really play with colour are endless!
the deets! : pattern is angelus by emma galati. the rav link to the pattern is here
i used a 4.5mm needle and i knit this with sweet georgia yarns tough love sock in ginger and cypress... and honestly, i absolutely love how these two colours work so well together! the drape on this shawl is incredible! the pattern used up almost all of my yarn, and i love that, because it's hard finding projects that will use up odds and ends... and i find that with yarns especially like sweet georgia, need to be used up completely. they're just too gorgeous to waste!
i found this shawl to also be incredibly warm, and though i'm generally not much of a shawl wearer (can you believe this is actually the very first shawl i've knit?) this shawl actually just looked great no matter how i draped it around my neck and shoulders.
also, can i say again just how much i love the cabled applied edging? it's so beautiful.
em not only has such a talent with her pattern designing, but she's a master at dying yarns! i love her yarns... and wish i had more! and i'm sure it's dangerous that she's local to me haha. because i know my everything old yarn stash will be growing this year. for real. you can find more of em's work on:
thank you em, for designing such a beautiful pattern! and for having me as one of your test knitters! i had a blast knitting this, and look forward to more of your beautiful designs!
do you have anything in your f.o. pile that has only just been waiting for you to chat about? i'd love to hear about it! do share! xo