Scarf Style/Wrap Style Knit-Along

The inspirations for this knit-along are the Scarf Style and Wrap Style books (from Interweave Press); should you wish to share your creations from the book, this is a wonderful place to do it. Also welcome are helpful tips, corrections, ideas for variations, and suggestions for materials. This knit-along will last indefinitely, so join any time!

Monday, May 07, 2007

My Tweedy Triangle



I just finished blocking this last night. I'm sure most of you know this item, here are the stats:


The Shetland Triangle by Evelyn A. Clark from Wrap Style


Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed in Dragon #147 (a little over two balls of yarn)


Needles: Knit Picks Options circular US 7- 36"


Modifications: I followed the pattern exactly, only adding a repeat and leaving out the last few rows that would result in the pointy ends (not a fan of the dramatic points).

I love how this turned out, I can say that this will be a favorite for years to come. I love the tweed, it's a nice grey/green with some flecks of white and blue in it. I'm hooked on tweed, makes me want to wrap it around my neck and hop a flight to Dublin. It turned out much more delicate than I thought it would, very light weight. I gave it a really tight blocking, something I didn't do with the Shetland Triangle I made out of the aran weight silk/merino yarn I used previously. I may reblock it again.


About the Knit Picks Options needles, they have changed knitting for me, hands down. I want to buy the whole set and the DPN's. (Hint hint, June birthday coming up, you know who you are) The finish IS like glass and the cord is so soft, it wasn't at all twisted or looped. You can use the needles as either circular or straight with the attachments that come with the cables. Now what to do with all my bamboo needles.

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5 Comments:

  • At 10:52 AM, Blogger Elena said…

    What a great idea to knit a shalw in Felted Tweed! I really like this yarn, so I thank for the tip!

     
  • At 5:38 PM, Blogger Briana - Horse Hound Knit Spin said…

    Thanks so much! I'm really happy with how it turned out.

     
  • At 11:59 AM, Blogger Jersey Shore Deb said…

    Briana:
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my site and letting me know about your tweedy Shetland Triangle. I had actually already seen it on this site yesterday and was totally inspired. I really want to make it and love your heavier version!
    I just ordered my first "sample" KnitPicks needles and I'm sure I'll be buying the set if I like them.
    Beautiful work!

    Deb
    http://rather-be.blogspot.com

     
  • At 11:41 AM, Blogger Mary Tess said…

    I wouldn't have thought of Felted Tweed for this pattern but you shawl looks fabulous in that yarn.

     
  • At 11:43 AM, Blogger Mary Tess said…

    I meant to say "your" shawl.

     

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