torsdag den 18. december 2014
Sjalet! / The shawl!
Here it is! The finished, blocked shawl. Oh my, I was so happy with it, once it came off the piano-threads and needles!
Opskriften er fra en bog med islandske sjaler, og jeg kan faktisk ikke huske, hvor jeg har købt den.
Sjalet vejer 50 gram og er strikket på pind 3,25 mm. (Fordi den var i træ og jeg skulle ud at flyve da jeg begyndte på det)
It is made with very thin yarn that I bought in Hapsaalu this summer. A skein of 100 grams runs 1400 meters. I still succeeded time and time again in having the tip of the needle go in between the two strands of yarn. Pretty annoying!
The pattern is from a book with Icelandic shawls, and I can't actually remember where I bought it.
The shawl weighs 50 grams and is made with needles size 3.25 mm. (Because that one was wooden and I was going on a plane when starting the shawl)
The corner is really well done, even though it was troublesome. It is the first time I made a corner this way, but it looks nice how the pattern continues and "disappears" up in the triangle.
I mønsteret skal man strikke kanten for sig selv og derefter sy den på, men heldigvis var der overhovedet ingen ben i at strikke den på undervejs.
The "arrow-heads" (or is it flowers?) along the edges are pretty too, and as it went on, I learned it a bit by heart......
In the written pattern you need to knit the edges on their own and then sew them on, but fortunately, it worked very well knitting them on as a went.
her. Butikken ligger lige i nærheden af "Sommerfuglen", så hvis du alligevel er på de kanter, skulle du også prøve. Man skal bare lige være sikker på, at man tørrer olien af, hvis der er lidt på.
Alt i alt er jeg mægtig tilfreds og stolt af sjalet. Min nevøs kæreste var også vældig glad og tilfreds, så alt er godt. Og NU skal jeg nyde et par aftener UDEN sjals-strikning. (Selv om der jo er garn til et til)
The bottom corner is also so pretty....... For blocking, I tried something new. I got a tip on Ravelry and bought piano-thread (very cheap) and used it as blocking wire. I bought 4 of them, and they were just too short for the sides (as you may be able to tell from the single flat loop?), but otherwise it was easy and great. I bought them here. The shop is very close to "Sommerfuglen", so if you happen to be around that place, you're welcome to try. Just make sure to wipe off any oil.
All in all, I'm very happy with the shawl and proud, too. My nephews girlfriend was also very happy with it, so everything is fine. And NOW I'm going to enjoy a few evenings WITHOUT knitting a shawl! (Even though I have yarn for another one)