14 February 2014

Shawl


The project that has taken out all my time over the last couple of weeks is finally finished.  I was blocking it when shared my knitting earlier in the week.  I love this pattern and would love to make more of these, however I am baffled by the gauge and sizes given.  My working gauge and finished gauge were spot on but my finished dimensions are smaller than those given.  I blocked it quite hard, I couldn't stretch it any further without ruining it, so I am not sure where I went wrong.  It is a little on the small size but I hope it will be ok for my mum, it fits me fine but she is a little bigger than me so I do hope it it is not too small.  I sound like am being really negative about it, I love it really!


Pattern: Guernsey Triangle by Jared Flood
Yarn: Dazzling The Natural Dye Studio, Shade Malmsmead (sadly no longer available)


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19 comments:

  1. It's lovely, a beautiful soft colour and such lovely textures. I'm sure she will absolutely love it.

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  2. Beautiful!

    I can't always get my head around gauge either, I guess if you made it again you would know to go a bit bigger, right?

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  3. Beautiful, absolutely love it!
    I've had a few patterns where I couldn't get the gauge to match the finished dimensions. Sometimes it was an error in the pattern, other times it remains a mystery where I took a wrong turn. Either way if it turns out I am more than happy.

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  4. This is absolutely beautiful! Love the colour and the shape, it's a lovely gift. Your knitting is so even. x

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  5. It's a beautiful thing, and I adore the colour.

    Re. the size ... some yarns grown more than others on blocking, perhaps the original was knitting in a yarn with more give than the one you chose :)

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  6. Just beautiful x well done x

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  7. I love the texture. It looks like such a cozy warm shawl. Perfect to sit in front of the fire and knit with it over the shoulders. Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. It's beautiful, it looks so cosy

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  9. It's very lovely. Sorry it's not the size you were expecting. I hate when that happens and I have followed the pattern.

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  10. It looks beautiful, and it is a lovely colour. I am sure that your Mum will love it! xx

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  11. She will love it I know! I think it's beautiful and with all the love in every stitch how could it be other than cosy and beautiful?

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  12. It's beautiful. I'm sure it will be just fine for your mum, that's the great thing about shawls, they don't have to 'fit' as perfectly as a garment.

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  13. Oh my--this is so beautiful! Well done!

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  14. It is beautiful - but man that's frustrating when you do all of the careful planning and hard work and it's not as you pictured it. I hear you! And you know, we knitters appreciate hearing the nitty gritty (or knitty gritty) as it were so that we can plan our next move:) Have a good week!

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  15. The shawl looks so beautiful :)

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  16. What a beautiful shawl. Lovely color.She will love it.

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