Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Melon Pattern Shawl

melon stitch shawl 3

pattern: Melon Pattern Shawl from Victorian Lace Today
yarn: Pirtin Villalanka (100% wool, 360m/100g), colour 306, 200 g (two hanks).
needles: 4mm addi circs (because my ebony circs didn't arrive in time...)
measurements: about 45cm X 180cm


melon stitch shawl 2
Wheee - what's up with the overexposed face? - I look like I had a freaking face lift, there's not a dimple or wrinkle in sight!!!

kommentit: Tämä oli todella helppo malli, sopi mainiosti tv-neuleeksi. Tein simppelimmän version kuin kirjassa jättämällä reunapitisn pois. Pirtin villalanka on ihanaa! Onneksi sitä on lisää toista shaalia varten.

comments: This was a very easy lace pattern, even suitable for tv-knitting! I didn't do the lace edging as I wanted a simpler version. I love this yarn! It's nice to know I have more of it in stash, for another shawl from the same book.

19 comments:

Outi said...

Kaunis keväinen huivi! Ja ihanan punainenkin vielä..

tinna said...

Aivan ihana huivi! Niin herkullisen värinen, mäkin haluan!

kris said...

what, you're not trying to tell us you have dimples and wrinkles, are you? ;-)

LOVE the shawl. great colour and great mods. fabulous work!

Carita said...

Onpas huivissa kivan näköinen mallineule ja värikin on pirteän keväinen!

Lisa said...

Oh that is gorgeous! I might have to buy the book, just for that pattern.

Francesca said...

I love the shawl and I think it's wonderful even without the border. I am currently working on a pattern from the same book and getting frustrated over how long it takes to knit the border. For the next shawl I am thinking of going the no-border way, too.
The color you picked is very beautiful. I followed the link to the yarn website to check out the yarn; too bad I don't understand Finnish!

heidi said...

Voih, taas taattua Mari-laatua. Ihana.

jacqueline said...

i love the shawl! it is so gorgeous and the simple edging is absolutely perfect.

i actually thought you might be auditioning to be a geisha girl ;-)

mari said...

outi, tinna ja carita: kiitos! Väri on luonnossa vähän tummempi ja viininpunaisempi. Todella hankala saada oikeaa väriä esiin kuvissa...

heidi: kiitos! :-)

kris: yes, I do! :-D (well, actually I have some wrinkles, one dimple and even some pimples!):-P

lisa: i really do recommend the book, for all of the patterns! :-)

francesca: thanks! unfortunately the site is only in finnish and swedish... :-(

jacqueline: thanks! geisha girl!? you're killing me! :-D

piua said...

Todella ihastuttava shaali! Kaunis! Sääli ettei meidän muuten niin mainio kirjastomme kokoelmaan tuulo tuo kirja, sen ohjeet kun vaikuttavat varsin houkuttelevilta.

Ja olen samaa mieltä muiden kanssa: Mari-tyyliin viehättävä neule! :)

brooke said...

I really love the color and shape of this shawl. Beautiful knitting!

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous scarf!! I love that color on you.

Carson said...

That's a beautiful scarf and I love the photos too. The red, black and white
Don't you know overexposed faces are very flattering ;)

uhoava gnu said...

Kaunis huivi, aivan ihana!

mari said...

piua ja uhoava gnu: kiitos! :-)

brooke & vanessa: thanks! :-)
carson: Deep red is one of my favourite colours! mmm - maybe I should do that overexposure trick always?!
;-)

Hugues said...

Ihana huivi! Victorian lace on upea kirja :)

jen said...

So Beautiful!!!

mari said...

hugues: kiitos!

jen: thanks! :-)

musta lammas said...

Kaunis huivi! Etenkin väri on herkullinen.