Monday, June 30, 2008

Pretty in Pink Linen

Happy Fourth.Cristi was over and she is such a perfect model, so I grabbed her. She is wearing my latest FO which has received raves everywhere I go. It is lovely thanks to Euroflax's marvelous linen yarn and Monika Eckert's wonderful design.
The reason this capelet is receiving so much attention is the way it drapes. It elegantly flows as you move in it. Again, thank Monika. This piece is shaped to fall this way and you shouldn't settle for less. Human bodies are never rectangular and never have straight lines. Neither will my knitting.
The sawtooth border is called Narrow Dice Edging and is found in Barbara Walker, book 2, p. 368. It's almost a leaf edge; I love leaves. I just knit to size and sewed it on.
The pin has celtic braid on it; found it on ebay long ago. I like how it fits the piece.

Here are some details.

Yarn: 2 skeins of Euroflax Geneva (worsted wt 100% linen) 380 yards
Size 9 needle.
Only steam blocked this--wanted a bouncy feel.
Pattern: Dem Fischer sin Fru by Monika Eckert

My camp in Colorado is planning to address shawls and shaping will be my main interest. Then I get to design.


turtlegirl76 said...

Only 380 yards? No way! I serously want to make that. It drapes like no other pattern I've seen. It's a great FO. One of my favorites that you've done. (Of what I've seen)

Anonymous said...

I want to do this shawl so badly! I love it, I loved seeing it on you at the Knitting Guild meeting and I love the pics with Cristi. Question - since the Monika site is in German - where do you navigate to find the pattern?

Thanks so much!
Denise Katz (KittyKatz)