Wednesday, July 25, 2012

FO: Summer Flies

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Phew!  It's taking a while to get through all of my finished objects, because I want to spread them out a little bit.  This was the first small shawl I finished - it's a Summer Flies in Sun Valley Fibers MCN.  I loved the soft, romantic color of this yarn, and I thought that it would suit the pattern well. I've actually already worn it several times, and it's a great little shawl.

The only thing I've noticed is that the curved shape makes the shawl have more surface area in the body of the shawl, and less of a horizontal edge for wrapping, so the weight of the shawl pulls it down and the short upper edge doesn't secure it quite as well as my triangular shawls.  I still love it, but I think this shape would be more effective in a larger shawl.

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Speaking of summer, can you believe it's already the end of July?  Because I definitely can't!

Ravelry Project Page: kirinlemon's Summer Flies
Pattern: Summer Flies by Donna Griffin
Yarn: Sun Valley Fibers MCN, colorway Cactus Blossom
Yardage: ~300 yards
Needles: Size 7 US Addi Turbo Lace
Modifications: None, except for going down a needle size.  Since the pattern is originally written for a worsted weight yarn and I was using a heavy fingering, I decided to size down.  It made a really nice, drapey fabric.

3 comments:

Christine P. said...

I'd just finished a semi circle shawl. But I find that it sits securely on my shoulders without a pin. Maybe it's just the pattern. Pretty shawl. I should add that to my queue!

helloknitty.net said...

You are a shawl knitting machine lately! Another beautiful one.

I've found I prefer my shawlettes to have edge increases on every row - it takes more yarn to have a decent sized shawl but the added length makes it so much easier to wear.

Melissa @ Miso Crafty Knits said...

That's a fantastic colour and it looks so great on you! I think I need to start knitting more semi circular shawls, I can never get shawls to sit right on my shoulders, but if this one does, I'm so there!

Great work! ♥