Thursday, 26 May 2011
The Vital Statistics
Pattern: Nessie by Julia Zahle, available free - thank you Julia!
Yarn: Noro Yuzen (56 percent wool, 34 per cent silk, 10 per cent mohair) in shade 3; 3.4 skeins.
Start to finish: 17th to 22nd of May, 2011. Yes, a quick knit. I wanted to know how much yarn I would have left for another project so had to knit this up quick smart.
Stash/recycle content: Sadly, none.
Comments: I knit this exactly as the pattern directed, omitting the bobbles and leaving the yarnovers open on the increase row (instead of knitting into the back loop and closing the eyelets up).
Verdict: I like this, it's a fun knit and I love the Yuzen yarn and watching the colour changes come about and seeing what colour ends up next to another. The shaping is all done with short rows so you get ever changing colour sequences. I Particularly like the centre part of the shawl, where it is widest, and the way that the flat section segues into the ruffle. I wasn't so keen upon finishing it about the way that the tails curled but after a wash and block these have relaxed a bit.