Saturday, 15 November 2014

Marin Shawl !

The 2nd travel project I took to New York was the Marin shawl.

Again I'm in awe of Ysolda's design prowess. The shawl is cleverly knitted so all those placed cables at the edges that creates the edging curves and the cables that make those beautiful 'X's are totally reversibly. Beautiful use of garter and rib here. The shawl was designed to be symmetrical, knitted from side to side although one side of mine is longer than the other as I wanted to use all of the precious cashmere.

close up of cable in shape of 'X'

Close up of cable that helps create an edge curve.

short rows that make the extra fabric that curves around the shoulders.
The yarn is Cashmere lace from Hedgehog fibres which is held double knitted in 3.5mm circulars.
I have purchased it few years ago in a 'Copper penny'. The name very much fits the colour. Rusty copper with teal/green bursts. Look at the close ups and marvel at the dye work.. Caroline knitted hers also in hedgehog cashmere- isn't her colours just striking?

 Totally recommend the pattern- it was a joy to knit.

1 comment:

  1. That pattern is amazing! Love the colourway you have chosen - excellent for the season x