Sunday, July 17, 2011

winner + ginkgo

The winner of the Larry Crowne movie pass giveaway is...

Celtic Cast On!

Congrats! I'll be in touch with you about details.
I finally dusted off the ol' blocking squares and set to work! 

yarn: The March Hare Fingering Superwash Hand Paint, "pumpkin patch," 2/3 skein
needles: Clover US 5 bamboo circular

Another great free pattern! I'm so appreciative of the awesome knitters who post patterns gratis. I followed the directions to a T and made a small shoulderette. It's pretty tiny, but that's perfect for me, as I like to wear shawlettes as lacy little scarves. The pattern is clear, and you could knit the stockinette portion in your sleep. The lace edging, however, does not have a "rest" row, so it keeps you busy checking the chart. I'm not in love with the bind-off; it seems kind of hole-y and odd, but it is quite stretchy. I used larger needles to bind off, and I'm not sure that was a good idea.

The yarn is soft and lovely to knit. I had oodles of yarn leftover. Little to no dye came off while I was washing it, which is wonderful. I'd definitely use The March Hare's yarn again! The leaves of the lace pattern are organic and lovely.


Katie M. said...

I love how this shawlette turned out! The leaves look gorgeous, especially in that color. Perfect for fall!

Carrie#K said...

Congratulations to Celtic Cast on!

And Gingko came out beautifully. The muted gold is perfect for summer and the lace pattern shows up well.

Chris said...

Congrats, Celtic Cast On!

Lovely shawlette. :)

sula said...

Really love this. I think I may have to make one too! Thanks as always for the inspiration.

marycatharine said...

So pretty! That colour is going to be perfect for fall.

Rue said...

Gorgeous! Have you worn it yet?

Caffeine Girl said...

Very pretty. That is a lovely color.

elizabeth said...

It's lovely! Gonna queue it now!

Mia said...

I need to work on mine some more. Since I have over 500 yards of handspun, I think I will go for the larger version. Plus I like mine larger since I wear them as shawls. But it is just too hot to knit right now. And I have alpaca I am supposed to be processing and spinning. Yuck! A hot fiber and it is hot.

Stay cool!

nicole said...

What a great shawl! The colour is perfect.