Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cladonia

I found this shawl about a month and a half ago and immediately fell in love with it, pattern and color.  I love blue and grey.  And blue and grey together, in stripes and lace--aahh!  What a happy providence when I went to my local supermarket and found those exact colors in the yarn isle.  The pattern is Cladonia, by Kirsten Kapur.  I started knitting away in some trepidation, my knitting experience being very minimal.  I've never done more than a scarf or a washcloth and never with a pattern.  I was thrilled to find the pattern easy to follow and marvelously fun to do.  Addictive actually.  I only had to learn a few new stitches.  Olivia made some lovely little beaded stitching markers for me to use.  There is a peculiar little jog in the line of increase stitches on the finished product, but it's my first time using markers--what can I expect.  I look forward to casting on again and trying another one--pink and cream this time maybe, for Greta. 

11 comments:

Julian said...

Absolutely gorgeous!I love blue too!love the edging.
Christina

Nadine said...

Very beautiful!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Jenniffer said...

So impressed- really looks good!

Melissa said...

It's GORGEOUS, Kate. Beautiful work!!

Rosie said...

What a great job, Katie! So beautiful...it looks lovely, cozy, warm and just right.

Ana said...

Oh, my goodness! I LOVE this! I am very inspired and now I think I must make one. I love the colors and the lacey looking edge! What a happy thing!

Olivia said...

The Beauty! It is even prettier than I expected. Can't wait to see it in person.

Jodi said...

Wow, that's really amazing! I haven't gotten past scarves and washcloths myself. I'm not very good at keeping count with the stitches. Gorgeous work.

Mona said...

I can see why you were drawn to the pattern. You did a great job and the shawl turned out really nice. I think a pink and cream one would be fun, too! ~_~

Mrs.Rabe said...

I love the lacy edging...I am with you in the knitting department...maybe I'll have to give it a try - it's so lovely!

Deanna

Theresa Lindamood said...

It's gorgeous! The "jog" in the color comes when knitting in the round. There are some tricks to making it less obvious. You might find them at some place like www.knitty.com or search for something on You Tube. I might have to get this pattern... I think you need to post a picture of you wearing it! :-)