Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Handspun Henslowe

My goodness this yarn and pattern are a beautiful combination!  The handspun Henslowe is now complete:

Handspun Henslowe

I'm really loving the slight changes of shade in the yarn, that add a subtle but interesting touch to the finished shawl.  Thanks Nicole - you spin lovely yarn in wonderfully rich colours.  Ooh yes, and let me also add that this yarn is as light as a feather.

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Handspun Henslowe

The Henslowe shawl pattern is a really interesting knit that is worked in 3 distinct stages.  I made no mods to the pattern, and was thrilled that I got to use up the majority of the wonderful handspun yarn.  If I were to make again, however, I'd probably make the shawl a touch bigger.  The other thing to watch for is on the garter section of the shawl - be sure that your yarn overs at each edge are not too tight - my shawl would have benefitted from a double yarn over at each edge so that I would have had a little more elasticity between the garter stitch section and the roman lace pattern.

Handspun Henslowe

Otherwise I am really pleased with how this turned out.  A perfect knit for when those Autumn days start to roll around.

Handspun Henslowe

Wishing you a great week,
Sam

6 comments:

StarSpry said...

Your shawl looks beautiful!! What's great color :)

peahen said...

really gorgeous, congratulations!

Andi said...

Oh wow! Are you kidding me? That is one beautiful knit Sam!

Yarny Days said...

Oh my. This is beautiful! Looks lovely on you.

Oiyi said...

This is stunning! I love it.

Kepanie said...

What a beautiful turnout on this shawl. Found your blog via Brenda/Phydeaux Designs' recent FB post. You take great pics.