Wollmeise Redux

I finished the Arabella shawl I posted about working on in my last Wollmeise-praising post and I love love love it! Not only the yarn (of course) but also the pattern. They are amazing together, IMO.

Arabella Shawl - FINISHED

Is that gorgeous or what? And it turned out huge as I used up every little bit of my skein. I had maybe 2 yards left at the end (I maybe might have/did sweat a tiny little bit as I was binding off) of the 575 yard skein. Basically, a lot of yarn!

Arabella Shawl - FINISHED

I love how big (that’s a 66″ wingspan) and comfy it is to wear. Not to mention how airy and delicate – just right for Spring and Summer!

Arabella Shawl - FINISHED

The pattern itself was really fun to knit up. It wasn’t easy or hard. Just the right amount of concentration needed. Even though I never memorized the entire 12 row repeat, I could easily remember the row after looking at it once. I love that kind of knit… easy to do but still keeps you on your toes!

Arabella Shawl - FINISHED

The shawl was actually a test knit for Kristen of Knitting Kninja Designs. She’s a good friend and I absolutely love all of her designs, so if you haven’t checked out her patterns yet, make sure to do so. I promise you won’t regret it – I actually made her Clothilde shawl back in August when I didn’t even know her, so I promise this isn’t just because she’s a friend. 😉

Arabella Shawl - FINISHED

Pattern – Arabella by Kristen Hanley Cardozo (rav link | project link)
Yarn – Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash in Mon Cheri (rav link | store I used)
Needle – US6 (4mm)
Cast on – February 4, 2010
Cast off – April 2, 2010
Modifications – I knit the size small but did 9 lace repeats (instead of 8 repeats) and worked the full ornate edging + 4 rows of chart C3 to make bigger points.

Taking the pictures on an actual warm day was just wonderful and the pups had a lot of fun running around as I posed. 😀

Easter day BBQ fun

Easter day BBQ fun

I hope everyone is enjoying some nice weather for a change!

Also, I had a question I wanted to ask my readers… how is the layout working for you? I have a very large screen computer so I like seeing big pictures but I’m uncertain as to whether or not this works for everyone. I can change the size of the pictures being posted if they aren’t working out well for everyone. If you can let me know in a comment, I’d appreciate it! 🙂


10 responses to “Wollmeise Redux

  1. Gerry 04.07.2010 at 4:04 am

    Lina, as always you’ve created a lovely shawl.
    I absolutely love this color.
    I’ve not knit anything more than socks-2-at-a-time magic loop style and neckwarmers so when I see your shawls I am in awe.
    Today’s photos really show off your work wonderfully, so this works great for me.

  2. Shortly 04.07.2010 at 5:00 am

    Lovely Lina. Just beautiful. Looks like a really intricate knit, and the pattern is superb.

    Layout works good for me on my laptop 🙂

  3. Julia 04.07.2010 at 6:07 am

    You’re right, it is gorgeous!
    The photo layout looks good to me.

  4. Alexandra 04.07.2010 at 6:10 am

    Gorgeous shawl! Beatiful pattern, great color, it’s perfect!

    The layout works fine for my computer and I love the big pictures 🙂

  5. Beverly 04.07.2010 at 7:54 am

    The shawl is so beautiful! What a great color.

    The layout is great! I love the large pictures. Don’t change it!

  6. Kate 04.07.2010 at 9:22 am

    Love the color and love the framing of the shots with the shawl on the railing!

  7. pdxknitterati 04.08.2010 at 1:31 am

    Arabella is gorgeous!

    I love the big pictures; pictures are what brings me back to a blog. Small pix…meh.

  8. Heather 04.08.2010 at 5:26 pm

    That is a beautiful shawl.The yarn is gorgeous as well. I like the pics.

  9. Susan 04.08.2010 at 11:01 pm

    Gorgeous! And I love the puppies.

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