Fiber Arts finished object Friday

Word Lily knits

Shawlette self portrait

Not exactly a great capture of the wrap but as a photograph I found this one interesting.

I cast on for this wrap in June. It didn’t see prime knitting time until after Christmas, though. I’d pick it up and knit a few rows here and there, between projects or when I needed mindless garter stitch. This was knit was a simple one for me — not only is it basically all garter stitch, but this is also the third time I’ve followed the Gardiner-Terhi path. (It’s not quite a pattern, it’s more of a variation of a variation of a pattern. Or something like that.) This time, though, I threw in (what felt like) a wrinkle of my own.

Instead of making this one envelopingly large, I made this one smaller. I quit the main section about 3/4ths of the way through, and I knit about 2/3rds of the called-for tail section before switching colors. I measured the contrasting color section in inches rather than in rows (to be nearly the same length as on the larger one) since I used a heavier yarn for that section this time.

Here it is laid out flat:
Gardiner-Terhi shawlette flat

Today, I need to work on a crocheted hat, and if I get that done I’ll probably give my first entrelac project a bit more time.

Fiber Arts FridayCheck out the Fiber Arts Friday roundup at Wisdom Begins in Wonder to see what other people are crafting this week. Also: See a roundup of other people’s finished objects for the week at Tami’s Amis.

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21 responses to “Fiber Arts finished object Friday

  1. Pretty. I’m thinking my next project should be a shawl, I still haven’t managed to finish one yet.

  2. Pretty… and I do like the artistic photo! :) Happy FAF!

  3. I love it – it’s so cold here and that looks so warm!

  4. Whenever I see a finished wrap/shawl laid out like that I just never know what I would do with it, but you wear it so beautifully!!!

  5. I love the colours you chose for this, they’re so warm-looking. It looks lovely on you, too, I really like the drape.

    • Oh, thanks! The drape *is* great, I think; it’s not overly warm because even though it’s garter stitch, it’s worked at a pretty loose gauge, and it’s 100% cotton (from old super-soft sweaters).

  6. Hi,
    Thanks for posting on my blog. The batts I used in my dyeing were processed at Morning Sun Fiber Barn. They came rolled in paper and were about 6 foot long and 4 inches thick. I just pulled off strips and put them in a flat oblong pan to soak. I stretched them out so the water could circulate easily. I still find batts harder to dye than roving. I did not have a large pan to place the dye stock in so the batts were a bit crunched in the bowl hence the blotchy color. But I liked it. Hope that helps with your dyeing! I have other blogs on the topic if you want to check my site. Tamara

  7. Beautiful shawl. I would have a hard time knitting a shawl in the summer. This time of the year is perfect. Well, a quick hat should be a nice change of pace. I am actually finishing a hat after my big cowl then I’m taking my sweater out of time out. If I work it right, I might actually finish it so I can wear it this winter.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  8. It’s coming along Beautify
    It is sometimes hard to get the time to complete projects

  9. Looks great!! I’m finishing up my WIPs from last year so I can cast on something new!! Entrleac, that’s something I’d like to tackle this year. :)

  10. Oo, I love this! the colors will look great with almost anything.

  11. Pretty! It’s nice to see another variation.

  12. I’m working on a similar shawl and it is wonderful mindless type knitting. I’m planning on having it done in time to wear it at work this summer when the a/c is cranked down and I’m freezing in my office. Nice interpretation. It looks great as a scarf. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  13. Oooh, pretty! I actually found your site because I’m a book review blogger, but I knit as well. Are you on Ravelry?

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