Sunday, October 6, 2013

Lovely Layla

As promised, here are some better pics of my Layla shawl.

The pattern is actually a square shawl, but as I was on a deadline, I halved it to make a triangle shawl. One of these days, I will make a square or round shawl!

I've mentioned it before, but I love Denise's patterns. She's a fantastic designer, and a beautiful yarn dyer too.

Layla has starflowers, and nupps, and I beaded the crap out of it, but despite that, it's not a complicated shawl. Starflowers and nupps may seem difficult when you first attempt them, but once you get the hang of them - it's nothing. And they are well worth the minimal amount of effort it takes to master them.

Aside from modifying the shape of the shawl and adding extra beads, I also changed the amount of repeats for each chart. Details are on my Ravelry project page.
This shawl was knit in Continental Cat. The colour is Garnet. As many of you know, I'm not a fan of lace weight yarn, which this pattern calls for. The Continental Cat is a nice substitute. It gives you a little more substance when knitting, but still creates light, airy fabric. With 100% merino, it's also soft and blocks like a dream - perfect for shawls. 

5 comments:

Dee said...

The beads are a beautiful addition. What a lovely color. Congrats on the finish. :-)

Araignee said...

I can't believe you got it done so fast AND put in so many beads. It's exquisite.

Knatolee said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Nancy Kay said...

Whew...nupps are tricky for me. I've only made a few, and I found I wasn't very fast at it. I'm sure if you make a bunch of them, it gets easier.

Beautiful shawl !!! Love all the beads too! I like the many ways you found to drape it around a neck.

kathy b said...

ohhhh and ahhhhs ! many of them. WOW