Saturday, 1 December 2012

Fantail Lace Shawl and other knitting

I have finished my Fantail Lace Shawl but the weather hasn't been suitable for outdoor photography so these photographs are from a few weeks ago when it was a work in progress.

The yarn and the pattern are from Jenny Cook at the Wool and Willow Shop in Hay on Wye. The fine kid mohair is very soft and the slightly variegated colour works well with the fantail pattern.

My current knitting project is also purple, I am knitting Snawheid using some wool left over from my Fair Isle waistcoat.

The snowflake pattern is emerging now and knitting fair isle again is good practice for my next project using wool I bought from Jamieson and Smith when I was on holiday in Shetland.

I am going to knit the Rams and Yows blanket/shawl also by Kate Davies. I like the natural colours of the wool used in the pattern and I am looking forward to starting but I am trying to finish off some smaller items first. It is a large project for me, I will certainly have enough knitting to keep me occupied over Christmas and well into the New Year.