Monday, August 16, 2010

Handspun Shetland Shetland

You are telling twice everything, twice everything?
Yes and no...
The handspun word speaks for itself.The shetland shetland? Last year I knitted the Icarus shalw, which turned out my all time favourite knitted item... So much so, that it took a toll... wearing it as a scarf/shawl it got caught in bags, buttons, I had to make repairs more than once. So I thought if it is such a big favourite I should make something else to ease the strain...

I've liked the Shetland triangle pattern for a while now, and that little matchy-matchy demon in me thought the real thing would be making it from shetland wool. The handdyed wool came from here, and you can read the story of the spinning here.

There isn't much to say about the knitting itself. The pattern is pretty starightforward. I could knit it in cafes and other places, or company. Here is how it looked before blocking.

And during blocking. Yes, those are beads in there.

It is smaller than the last two shawls I've done...

I can still wrap myself in it.

100 gramms of shetland wool, about 700 meters of yarn. 3.5 mm straight knitpicks harmony needles.

The truth to be told shetland will not be my favourite fiber. I tried to spin it fairly thin, but it is still scratchy. They do say shetland softens with washing. We'll see, Until then I can wear it over something, like a jeans jacket, or a blazer.I do like the slight halo though.
Not to mention that it is still pretty unbelievable for me... no not that I knitted this, but that I made the yarn also...

And you all know who the photographer was, don't you?

4 comments:

ritarenata said...

remekmű. szívből gratulálok. a fonása is természetesen!

Anice kötős blogja said...

Amazing, I love it!

Isis said...

Amazing indeed, very sheer, I love the colours !

h3dakota.com said...

It turned out SO pretty! You already know how much I love the colors, of course. ;)