Tuesday, February 07, 2006

handspun shawl

My first handspun handknit was Fenna by Myrna Stahman with a few modifications of course. It was done in bulky two ply wild things wensleydale. I've made a few handspun hand knit items since then a hat, mittens , a short sleeved pullover.

This is my second handspun handknit shawl. The yarn for this is a merino silk spun into a single with my wheel and then plyed with a silk thread a la Galina Khemeleva. She spins hers on a russian spindle but mine was wheel spun. The single varied from cobweb to fingering so I chose Eveyln Clark's pattern A shetland triangle from one of the Piecework mags(winter 2004? maybe spring 2005). I feel the feather and fan is a very forgiving lace stitch;-)

I'm kind of excited about this! It is my one year spinning anniversary this month! I got my first spindle in Feb of last year and my wheel in March!

Now I need to get working on the mittens!! Once I get my mitten obsession over with I can go back to my forlorn handspun sweater:-)


Anonymous Cassie said...

Tell me the truth - don't you want to make another one now? I did.

Yours is beautiful, the yarn looks incredibly fine and the color is great. Congratulations on your spinning anniversary!

9:17 AM  
Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

I have a skein of the yarn ot called for in a very pretty lavender color. Someday...

10:44 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

The shawl is beautiful, and the spinning is great. What an accomplishment!

1:23 PM  
Blogger vanessa said...


2:14 PM  
Anonymous Lo said...

That is absolutely stunning. Just gorgeous. You must be very pleased and proud.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the color, too. What color was the silk you used?

You've tackled some pretty major projects in your first year! I'm impressed!

5:31 AM  
Blogger elka said...

Oh it is so pretty~ congrats.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

That's just amazing. You'll get me spinning yet.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Madalyn said...

It's aboslutely beautiful, Elizabeth!!!!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

The shawl is just gorgeous. I'm working on a small sweater with my first handspun. Hope I do half as good.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Wow! that is amazing. You did a wonderful job, E.

4:54 AM  

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