Thursday 1 October 2009

Comforting Shawl

I have finished my Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl. Normally when I make things I can take photos of myself wearing them using my handy little GorillaPod and the timer function on my camera. But I couldn't find it today, it is around somewhere, but with all the "stuff" going on in the house I cannot find anything at the moment. Instead I took it to the knitting group and asked Clare to model for me, which she happily did.

Then she demanded that she be allowed to wear it for the rest of the afternoon, as she was feeling poorly and in need of comfort. As I am a kind friend I let her, besides I think her cold is one I gave her (oops).

I was glad I took it to the knitting group as I was able to see it on different people wearing different coloured clothes and I was glad to see that it went well with everything and on everybody. I was fairly sure this would be the case, but it was nice to have it confirmed.

Here is the back view, showing off the lovely undulating nature of the pattern.

This shawl really does hug you, especially in this lovely yarn. Paton's Jet is 50% wool and 50% alpaca and is in chunky weight. I picked up the 10 balls I used from Kemps Wools for around 80p a ball, so this shawl cost me next to nothing, for something I am sure I will wear all winter.

This pattern really is very straight forward, yet highly addictive. Once I started knitting, I simply couldn't stop. That was partly because the nature of the yarn, meant the colours kept changing, and partly because I was full of cold, and couldn't manage anything more complex. For once I have something really good to show for having 10 days of the lurgy. I shall remember this pattern for next time I am laid low!

If you are interested in having a go at this pattern yourself, it is available here. You can see my shawl amongst many others on the Flickr Group, here.


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