Friday, 17 October 2014

FO Friday #6


It's been a while since I've had an FO and I'm really pleased to be showing it to you today. As was inevitable, I got bored of my current WIPs and have shamefully ignored my cardigan (and various other WIPs) in favour of something a little more interesting!

A few weeks ago I received some Juno Fibre Arts Alice in the Moss and Stone colourways. I bought it so I could knit the gorgeous 2014 Curious Collective Shawl. This is the first time that I've knit using the recommended yarn and that I've completed a KAL in the time frame and I'm so pleased with the result.

For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of the shawl check this blog post out for an explanation. I hadn't voted right at the beginning as I was late to the party, but did vote for a couple of aspects of the shawl. 

The pattern is very well written (and charted), with percentages alongside the pattern instructions so you can keep track of how far through you are, as well as allowing you to keep an eye on your yarn. I ended up with a shawl a bit smaller than the original but I'm OK with that. Potentially I could make another one with the left over yarn, but the opposite way round. 

The yarn, a delicious blend of 70% alpaca, 20% silk and 10% cashmere, was a sheer delight to knit with. It's so warm and has a slight halo about it from the alpaca but also has a little bit of sheen from the silk. It works so well with the pattern and since it's been blocked it's held it's shape well. I'm very sad that Juno Fibre Arts is closing as she is a very talented dyer. I'm sure the loss of her yarn will be felt by her fans. 

Of course it's far too warm to be wearing it here in Jakarta, unless the air conditioning is very chilly, so it will just look beautiful until I get a chance to wear it!

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  1. The edging looks beautiful, well done!

  2. Thank you. It was a lovely little bit of lace knitting. Not difficult but interesting all the same. :-)

  3. That is a gorgeous shawl! I love the colors you chose. Beautiful work.

  4. Beautiful! I love the colours.

    1. Thank you! I'm really pleased with how the colours worked out.

  5. Beautiful shawl, I love the colours you used for it!