Sunday, April 20, 2014

Birthday Gift: Silken Straw

I knit a small scarf-shawl as a birthday gift

Doesn't the color look lovely against the spring green?

The  yarn is Silken Straw from Alchemy Yarns of Transformation


The yarn was a bit like knitting with … yes …straw;  I found myself pulling down on it when I couldn't see my stitch to make it bigger.  It's lovely and a bit "crunchy" in texture.

The pattern is an old standby, Forest Canopy by Susan Lawrence.  I tried a more complex lace pattern but this yarn is impossible to frog so I went with something that I knew would work and likely not need too much frogging!

A bit similar to knitting with this all cotton from Wolle's: 

(how I spent Easter morning before house cleaning)

1 comment:

  1. That's a beautiful shawl--it looks like a bush full of lilacs. Lucky recipient!