Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Acanthus II

Since finishing the Brideshead Shawlette, I've been working like a fiend on a second Acanthus Shawlette.I'm leaving in two weeks for a wonderful knitting adventure in Scotland and England. I wanted to have a nice scarf/shawlette to wear as the weather can be so cold and chilly in the UK this time of year.

I love the detail of the pattern.
It only took one skein of sock yarn - in this case Araucanía Ranco Solid - with even a bit left over. This 'solid' yarn is really a hand-dyed tonal yarn. And this colourway is perfect for a 'leafy' pattern.

Here's the requisite 'sofa shot' with half a cat.
It can be wrapped around the neck or draped around the shoulders and held with a pin. There is a similar pattern on Ravelry, Semele. It has more of a point to it but I like the leaf pattern on the other side of the short rows. It would be easy enough to eliminate the point by knitting the first row 5 or 6 sts beyond the centre before turning, as was done in the Acanthus Shawlette.

1 comment:

  1. Luv the green colour and the interesting leaf border.
    Yes you will need a cardigan on your trip!