Wednesday, July 18, 2012

FO: Afternoon Tea

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The first of the blocked shawlettes!  This one is an Afternoon Tea knit in Tosh Sock, colorway Robin's Egg.  It was a quick knit, and a fun and relatively easy pattern.  I used most of the yarn, so I probably wouldn't try to knit this pattern with much less than 400 yards.  I actually wasn't sure that this was my color when I was knitting it, but now that it's done I really like it!  It's definitely expanding my color palette, but I don't think that's a bad thing.

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Pattern: Afternoon Tea, by Helen Stewart, from Knitty Spring/Summer 2012
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, colorway Robin's Egg
Yardage: ~375 yards of a 395-yard skein
Needles: US 6 Addi Turbo Lace
Modifications: None!

4 comments:

apocaknits said...

Do you wear shawls often? I always love how they look but since they don't really fit into my everyday wear I'm always hesitant to make them.

Cory Ellen Boberg said...

I do! I've found that shawls are great to wear as scarves in air-conditioned offices, or tucked under cardigans or jackets during the winter. I almost always wear them bandit style - point in front and ends wrapped around the neck, either loose or tucked under the body of the shawl.

apocaknits said...

That's cool. I guess I'm usually warm, even in the winter, or at least I was until last winter, when suddenly the cold felt really cold. Either way, I don't wear too many scarves or even that many layers. Still, maybe I need to be making more utilitarian shawls. Or maybe just less frilly.

ZanneQ said...

This FO looks fantastic! I love the ways you wear your shawls - very inspiring. I also saw this video a few months back and found it a fast, super-inspiring brain jogger on all the ways I'd never considered wearing shawls and scarves that I now want to try: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LYAEz777AU