Sunday 30 January 2011

Old-fashioned white roses

Knitted, finished, washed, blocked and blogged: a shawl full of white roses, something to dream about in wintertime.
The edge pattern is from a stitch library, I designed the centre pattern and that took a lot of drawing and erasing. And imagine that heap of swatches! Fortunately they are woollen, so I have some ideas on the back of my mind how these could be used for a felting project.

The mission was to create a rose looking like those old filet crochet motives, of course it is not that simple with knitting stitches.

The yarn is Linate Smyrna Platinum with sheep and alpaca wool, which holds very well and I definitely like it more than lace weight merino.

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