FO – Ishbel II

This past Sunday I wore my new Ishbel shawl to my mother-in-law’s birthday party.  I got a lot of nice comments on it.  I am VERY happy with how this turned out.  Here are the details:

Pattern:  Ishbel by Ysolde Teague

Cast on 8 October, while on the flight to San Francisco.
Finished 1 November.
Yarn:  Sweet Feet from Artisan Yarns (I would link to their site, but it seems to be down or no longer alive) Fingering weight yarn.
Needles: size US5/3.75mm
I made the center plain knitting for the small size, then made the lace section for the large size (charts A-B-A-B-A-C-D-E).  I had about 18 grams of yarn left over, which surprised me.  I thought I would run out before finishing the last chart.

After wearing it twice now, the ends are starting to curl in a little bit.  I might have to take my steam iron gently to it.  It’s a perfect little shawl/scarf.  I highly recommend both the pattern and the yarn.  The pattern is well written (with both text and charts) and I found it really quick to knit.  I actually knit the whole thing while on our vacation, casting off on the plane back home.  It just took me a week to get around to blocking it.

I’m sure this Ishbel will get a lot of wear.  I might even make a third!

2 thoughts on “FO – Ishbel II

  1. lou November 10, 2009 / 23:06

    Wow missus! Both shawls look fantastic..i’d love one but beyond me (maybe I’ll take a class at knit camp next year). Well done..they BOTH look stunning on you.

  2. Cybèle November 11, 2009 / 15:10

    That Ishbel is gorgeous. I love the colour, and it really suits you. The edges on my one are curling over too, ironing is a good idea, couldn’t be bothered to block the whole thing again!

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