Saturday, March 30, 2013
FO: Stray Cat Shawl
I was up at Mom's today, using up the leftover dye from the little monsters' adventure, so I took the opportunity to get some pictures of the Stray Cat shawl.
I love the two-colour design, and the lace border is so pretty. The increase rows are cleverly hidden by twisting the stitches - a new technique that I love! The designer gives you two options for the bind off. There's an i-cord bind off, which is really cool - or a simple garter edge, which is what I did. The only mod I made was in the blocking. As you know, I love to block the bejeezers out of lace, so I did so, giving it nice pointy egdes. The designer keeps a nice smooth rounded edge on hers - which works to - but I like pointy!
This one was knit in Slinky Cat - colours are aqua and peacock. You really lose all the colour changes in the peacock, but it's still an nice complement to the aqua. The Slinky is one of my favourite shawl yarns - with 50% silk it has fantastic drape and a gorgeous sheen.
I've already got my next shawl picked out, but it's going to have to wait till after the move... now where are those WIPs...