Wednesday, March 11, 2009

FO: Cleite shawl

I tried to model my lovely new shawl outdoors yesterday -- it was windy and cold, and kind of dark:




Then I realized I'd been showing the wrong side of the shawl, and I was cold, so that was the end of that! Still, you get the idea. The pattern is Cleite, from the fall 2008 issue of Twist Collective. The yarn is Fino by Alpaca with a Twist: 70% baby alpaca/ 30% silk. It feels fabulous, and it's very warm. I did eight repeats of the main chart instead of nine, which the pattern calls for. There was enough yarn to do another repeat, but I thought the resulting shawl would've been too large. Mine is about 70 inches (180 cm) across the top, and about 36 inches (92 cm) deep at the centre point.



It's a well-written pattern, and as far as lace goes, it's easy. Cleite would definitely make a good first shawl for someone to knit.

I also finished my Amelia cardigan on the weekend, so I'll show you those photos next time. March to the finish, knitters! Get those languishing knits off the needles!

25 comments:

Anamorena said...

Muy lindo...te ha quedado espectacular. Y se ve que ha de ser riquisimo!!!

whistlepeaknits said...

Beautiful!

Carolyn said...

it looks pretty, oh scowly girl. :) your expression in that middle picture totally cracks me up!!

irene said...

Beautiful! I should start on mine. Thanks for the incentive!!

Julie said...

Wow, that's beautiful!

Michelle said...

It's gorgeous, and so are you!

chez shoes said...

It's gorgeous!

Chris said...

Beautiful! I'm making a Cleite right now as well. I love the colour of yours.

Gudrun Johnston said...

Brrrr it does look chilly there...I won't tell you what the weather is like here today!! Beautiful shawl and beautiful colour too.....can imagine it over a pretty summer dress!

meezermeowmy said...

You've done a wonderful job. Congratulations on a beautiful finished object!

Knitting Linguist said...

It looks great! I love that lace motif...

lainevierge said...

It looks lovely. I'll have to move this one up in my queue.

jyk said...

Is that truly a shawl? It looks like snowflakes off the needles!

shannyb70 said...

Lovely!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful shawl. You do great work.

tmjackson said...

Gorgeous!

Stacey said...

Can't wait to see the Amelia! I've been eyeing that pattern....

claudia said...

So pretty. But I'm cold just looking at those pictures.

Sherry said...

Your shawl is gorgeous!

Veronique said...

So pretty! I love the icy blue color you chose :)

Seanna Lea said...

Your shawl looks terrific!

I'm plowing my way through one of the longest (in terms of time not actual size) scarves I've ever made, so I will really revel in it when it is done.

Marjorie said...

That is beautiful--and the color is wonderful.

Nell said...

Beautiful! Great job!

Anne said...

Beautiful! I hadn't really looked at that pattern but now I am . . . .

wordtapestry said...

What everyone says -- gorgeous yarn, gorgeous work. And I'm now going to go look at that pattern on Rav.