Thursday, July 21, 2011

FO: And So Are You + some WIPs

Pattern: And So Are You by Rose Beck
Yarn: Skein Merino/Cashmere Fingering - Colourway Night Owl

This shawl is one of the three patterns featured in Rose Becks Be Mine Collection a wonderful collection of floral inspired shawlettes.

Be Mine was such a quick knit, although if I make this again I would love to make it a little larger (I opted for the medium size) I think the cold winter weather has something to do with my sudden love for larger shawls.

This shawl however keeps my neck nice and warm and looks great under my coat.  I love the little wildflower stitch pattern and the feminine frill at the bottom.  I didn't worry about blocking, although the top of the shawl pulls in slightly (my fault entirely, I really must try and knit a little looser!) and could do with a quick block, although I think this will also block out with wear.

I have also cast on for another shawl from the Be Mine collection...

...this yarn is the Exquisite Sock from Lioness Arts and as soon as it arrived I knew it wanted to be a Sugared Violets shawl.  The colourway is called Starlings at Sunset and is knitting up beautifully.

Also on my needles is Peasy cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier... 

...Im knitting this with another wonderful hand-dyed yarn from the WalkCollection
 This is BFL-DK in colourway Moor, it is such a stunning colour I cant wait to finish and wear it.  I've had the Peasy cardigan in my queue for quite some time, and again as soon as I saw this yarn it knew what it wanted to could I resist!