Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Heartland...

Here as promised, at long last is the completed Heartland Shawl....

The design is by Evelyn Clark and was the winner of the 2006 Buffalo Gold/ Wild Fibers magazine creativity contest.

The fibre is Buffalo Gold # 4 which is 90% de-haired bison down/10% “buffalon” nylon. It's very soft to knit with and is a gorgeous chocolate colour. I used 4.5mm needles as stated in the pattern and did 5 repeats of the bison tracks pattern before starting the River of Life edging. I ended up with 12g of fibre out of the initial 186g.

Once I managed to get a reasonable amount of time to knit it I enjoyed knitting the shawl. The completed shawl came out 72" across the top edge and 36" down the spine.

As the kit was a birthday gift from my friend Mike in 2007, this one is mine to keep; and will be only the 2nd shawl I possess, as all the others are given as gifts...

Anyway here are the photographs.....







On the sock knitting front here are the completed Opal Magic 1040 socks for BIL's birthday... I've now started a couple of other pairs of socks to keep me out of mischief...


I've also made a start on a 2nd pair of Marvelous Mitts and am toying with casting on Spring Things shawl in the next few days with the lace yarn I spun....

13 comments:

fleegle said...

Magnificent!

fleegle said...

Magnificent!

feltboots said...

What a stunning shawl ! I'm on a lace-kick at the moment so there goes another one on my Rav faves... I've not seen that type of design before and you've executed it beautifully. Thank you for sharing it.

gilraen said...

Oh my buffalo!! Is it as soft as they say it is? :)

The shawl is magnificent indeed and georgeous as always :)

Helen said...

Beautiful shawl. The pattern is lovely and the yarn looks so soft. Great colour too. So nice!

Kai said...

Love the shawl! Love the colour too.
I have the pattern, just need to start knitting it!

The socks look great.

knittyvritti said...

it's really lovely--glad you get to keep it!

Soo said...

That is a lovely pattern beautifully exectuted. Fab!

susetheslowknitta said...

gorgeous, so glad you get to keep it!

Probably Jane said...

If you're going to keep a shawl, that's the one to keep! Beautiful work - I just wish the blog came with a 'feel' facility!

Helen said...

btw, I've tagged you for a meme. If you want to play, see my blog for details :)

Jane said...

That's lovely! What a terrific job you did on it and it. It looks like the drape will be fabulous on. Great work!

Sharon said...

That shawl is stunning!