Sunday, April 4, 2010
Rewed FO: La Tarte Pi Shawl
For those of you that know, une tarte is "pie" in French. Plus, with the ruffle everywhere, this shawl turned out tarty.
Pattern: Pi Shawl by Elizabeth Zimmerman from Knitter's Almanack (just buy the book, people) [Ravel This Pattern]
Yarn: Knit Picks "Gossamer," in color Sweet Peas, overdyed with a French Blue color (FO weight: about 200 gm)
Needles: Size 6 for a while, then size 8 at the end (Pattern calls for 8. I should have used 8 the whole time)
[Read about this project on Ravelry]
I "finished" this shawl last summer and never wore it once. It was just too small, and the edging came out less-than-awesome. This winter I picked up stitches around the edging and just started knitting--I worked some double yarn-overs to create a really open fabric, and then work a great ruffly bind off--I'll put directions for the bind-off in a later post to share.
Now I love it! I wear it pinned, like in these pictures, but it's also long enough to function as a scarf in winter. It's about five feet in diameter. Sweet! Everyone should knit one.
Posted by KRGP at 9:49 AM