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Saturday, June 28, 2008 

What a kimono shawl looks like

On public demand, here's a work-in-progress shot of my kimono shawl:

I'm quite surprised of how fast I learned the pattern, and how little it bores me. Not at all, in fact. I'm not a wonder of persistance, so this is already a rewarding experience, and I find great pleasure in the thought of actually be able to wear this masterpiece this fall.

This week Fi MSN'ed me in panic from her new summer house, explaining that she was out of yarn. As a knitter I know a crisis when I see one, so I immediately rushed to her rescue by buying her four balls of Fabel and a couple of circulars (she knits socks on two circulars, crazy woman). As payment I asked her to order me two surprise hanks of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, now available in Sweden through Garnkorgen. And she did! She got me Periwinkle, a lilac I've been admiring for a long time. (Good knitting friends can pick good colours for each other.) After fifteen minutes of struggling with some fancy schmancy toe cast on I went for the figure 8 cast on and am now a few rows away from beginning the pattern of the Wishbone socks. So cute!

Speaking of Fabel, I've seen this cardigan in various yarn shops here in Stockholm. As my blogreaders may know by now, I'm not a fan of variegated yarn, but this pattern actually brings out something different (and better) in this yarn. I guess it's the garter stitch. Right now I'm actually considering knitting this cardigan, even though it isn't what I'd normally go for. But it might be a good everyday winter warmer...

I would also like to thank Theresia for her excellent guidance in sock leg length. For a size 39, 20 cm's shouldn't be a problem. I will use this information the next time I knit socks top-down, but my current sock is knit in way too fancy yarn for not knitting toe-up and making certain I knit to the last centimetre of it..

I love the colour of the Kimono shawl and the lilac sock yarn is really cute! Your SKP 12

Hi Linn! ser att din blogg lever igen- vad roligt! kände mig väldigt inspirerad av fabel-koftan; den var ju jättesnygg! Tror du att den är svår att göra? Det är mycket rätstickat, så det borde väl gå ganska snabbt? Typ 2-3 år för mig då... ;)

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