Saturday 28 August 2010

Icelandic Pi Shawl

Cross posted from KnittingElizabeth:

Ok, here I go with my first new KnittingElizabeth project.

It took me a while to decide on which one to start, there are so many EZ projects I want to make!
I have wanted to make a Pi Shawl for a while, though. And I had bought this yarn specially for it, so I decided now was the time.

I'm using Ístex Plotulopi Unspun Icelandic yarn, with two strands held together. This gave me a gauge of 3 sts to 1" using 4.5mm needles. I'm using my Addi Clicks for this.

Off I went, and to be honest, it's been flying along:

I think it looks great:

I've used a little over half of my first wheel (I have 3) and I'm up to 288 sts.

I decided to use the "Three Lace Patterns For Shawl" directions from Knitters Almanac, just to add a bit of interest.
I plan to use this as a lap blanket for snuggling up on the sofa watching tv (and knitting of course) during the winter.

The only thing I'll say about the yarn is that IT SHEDS. I mean lots of hairs. It's like I have my old dog back at home with me. My advice is to not wear black while knitting with it!

So that's my first Knitting Elizabeth project, I hope to have some more progress to report soon.

Good knitting!


craft-chick said...

Love that yarn! look forward to seeing the finished shawl!!

Tara said...

Looks great! It must be so cool to be knitting with the same yarn EZ and Meg used!

Worsted Knitt said...

That's beautiful! I can almost feel how warm and snuggly it must be / will be just by looking at it!