Saturday, March 01, 2008

Mission accomplished

It's been a week of hectic knitting to get the Shetland Triangle completed for my friend's 50th birthday today:



  • Pattern: Shetland Triangle by Evelyn A. Clark (from Interweave 'Wrap Style')
  • Yarn: Hand Maiden Fine Yarn - Sea Silk (1 skein/400m). This is an interesting blend of 70% silk and 30% seacell. It's nice and soft, but what I love most is the subtle change in colour throughout the skein.
  • Needles: Size 6 (4mm)
  • Modifications: The pattern calls for 8 repeats of the body pattern. However at 8 repeats this non-stretchy yarn would have been barely large enough to be a headscarf! I did a little research on Ravelry and found that you can get 11 repeats out of one skein of sea silk, together with the neck and edging section. This is a much better size. (IMO)

I do love this pattern -- if you need to whip out a quick gift it's a winner. A very simple, easy to remember repeat that knit's up quickly (especially if you get a yarn that would stretch more, so you could get away with just doing 8 repeats of the pattern).

Now to find a nice box to package it in...

11 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow! That's one lucky friend. It's gorgeous! How on earth did you finish this so quick? Did you not sleep this week????

WandaWoman said...

That is just beatiful! Congrats on finishing it in time. Your friend is going to be awed.

StarSpry said...

That is gorgeous! I bet your friend loved it :) So glad you were able to finish it in time!

Corwink said...

Girl I knew you could do it! It looks amazing!

Jeni said...

That is beautiful!!! And you finished it so quick. I have yarn in that very color calling my name to make this now!

Knit Eat Sleep said...

Gorgeous!! Wow, I can't believe you finished it so fast and you were sick on top of that! Great gift for a friend! You should get that lavender box that we saw at T.J. Maxx the other day! :)

michaele said...

Wow - can I be your friend, too? ;) That is beautiful!

Stacey said...

Wow...simply gorgeous! I'm only sad that I don't get to see this one in person!

Luni said...

Lovely! I'll bet it was a hit.

tiennie said...

This is gorgeous! I'm truly impressed. What a wonderful gift!

Courtney said...

Gorgeous! Really nicely blocked too!