Knitting

FO: Rosewater

I finished the Rosewater shawl and blocked it this weekend. (We normally have nothing but sunny days here but not typical for us, we had a rainy day all day Saturday, so the blocking had to wait a bit.)

Project Specs:
Pattern: Rosewater by Janina Kallio of Woolenberry. I’ve knit several of her patterns and this is another great one. It’s written for a single skein of sockweight/fingering yarn, but you can repeat rows of the lace border pattern until you run out of yarn (which I did, using 99 g in total with 2 full and one half-repeat of the lace pattern completed before I bound off). Nicely written with lovely details, this would be a good one for someone new to lace, as there’s no chart and each row is basically some yo’s and K2togs.
Yarn: Serendipidye’s Filolious, 70/20/10 baby alpaca/silk/cashmere, in the colorway Little Diva, which is a rich dark rose/fuschia tonal colorway. This is a fingering weight with 100 g/437 yards per skein. I used size 6 needles with this yarn and I think it created a beautifully lightweight fabric.

Notes: This pattern is written in garter stitch, so there’s zero purling, even in the lace rows. It’s nicely expandable to fit the amount of yarn you have, but I don’t think I’d make it any smaller than about 375 yards. On the other hand, if you had 100 grams of 2 complementary skeins, I think you could use about about 35 grams to knit the garter stitch top and the remaining 65 grams to work the lace border and it would be beautiful that way as well.

11 thoughts on “FO: Rosewater

  1. This is a lovely shawl, I love the sound of the yarn fibre combo, love the colour, love the shape of the shawl (I find that shape easier to wear) and love that there’s no purls! I think I’ll add that to my queue in Ravelry to use with some baby camel and silk.

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