Oooh, a flower basket!
Flower Basket Shawl
Pattern: by Evelyn A. Clark, Interweave Knits Fall 2004
Yarn: my handspun 2ply wool/silk; roving dyed by fleece artist
Needles: Denise US 6
Finished: March 25, 2006
Aw, it’s so pretty! I really do love this shawl. I ended up doing 9 repeats of the main basket pattern before the edging, and as it turned out, that was the perfect amount. And knitting with my handspun? Awesome. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, wool and silk is my favourite fibrey combo!
Onto a bit about the weaving – I’d actualyl really love a 4×4 loom, but since there was an article in MSL (you-know-who Living), Buxton Brook has had a run on them! Now I’m hoping there won’t be any cronies coming after me for these photos…
I really love the scarf and the pillows, and the whole thing’s rather inspirational – although come to think of it, I forgot to take a photo of 2 of the pages. Ooops. Well, whatever. I’m about reading to move on from those Fleece Artist sock leftovers, having made four squares the same! I’m going to try some thicker yarns, and maybe some organic cotton and hemp.
There’s REALLY super site on handlooms here: http://www.eloomanation.com/ – check out the ‘projects’ section, it’s filled with vintage pattern booklets for download! Can you believe people were supposed to made bathing suits out of woven squares?!