Monday, July 20, 2015

off the needles: hamamelis

off the needles and onto the hydrangeas:

 pattern: hamamelis shawl, by kirsten kapur
yarn: dream in color smooshy, nightwatch, 1 skein
needles: US 5 (3.5 mm) Clover bamboo circs

I am so pleased with this shawlette! The tonal dark blue is gorgeous, it has a lot of body, and it's lacy without being fussy. Initially I had trouble getting the lace pattern to click, but once I was a couple of repeats in, it made complete sense. I'm definitely going to try more of Kirsten Kapur's patterns, perhaps Cladonia or Cerasifera next. The yarn transferred a lot of dye to the needles and my hands, but surprisingly not as much as I expected when I washed and blocked it. I didn't bother to pin it out when I blocked it, which was a good choice.


barefootrooster said...

LOVELY. Absolutely lovely.

Caffeine Girl said...

You combined one of my favorite designers with one of my favorite yarns. Kapur is really good designer, and I love the patterns I've made. That is a beautiful shawl and I'm sure you'll get lots of wear out of it!

Julie Crawford said...

oh my gosh, your Hammamelis is beautiful!! What a fabulous FO, you did an awesome job.

Rue said...

Gorgeous shawl! That's such a lovely blend of yarn and pattern. Is it getting cool enough to wear outside in the evenings?

Looking forward to meeting up this weekend!