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Monday, April 28, 2008

Summer 08 Interweave + Swallowtail

Summer Interweave

I haven't had a secret reveal in awhile, but this is a special one. Have you all seen the Summer 08 preview of Interweave Knits (or the gallery)? I am so excited to announce that one of my designs made it in: the Wallis Cardigan! It was almost surreal the day that Eunny called me last November to tell me I made it and I couldn't wait to see the final pictures and share the awesome news. Now I can't wait to get my hands on the new issue, it looks like a really good one.

Swallowtail Shawl

This project was so quick, I don't even think I had a chance to mention it on my blog at all! Started knitting last Sunday and finished knitting my Swallowtail Shawl this Saturday. It took a quick dip tonight and is blocking as I write.

swallowtail blocking

swallowtail detail

Details [Ravelry]:
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark published in Interweave Knits Fall 06
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk in Straw from One Planet Yarn and Fiber
Needles: Size 3 bamboo and Size 4 addi lace circulars

I really, really liked this project. I never thought I would knit a shawl for myself, let alone a triangle shawl. The yarn just spoke to me and it said wanted to be a Swallowtail Shawl, how could I argue? The Sea Silk was a dream to work with and the subtle color variations are lovely. The pattern was very easy to follow, although the purl 5 together bits gave me a bit of a problem until I ran out and bought some lace Addi's. Those needles were a blessing! Now I'm just hoping it doesn't take forever to dry with all of this wet weather we are having.

15 comments:

carrie said...

congrats congrats on the pattern! i'm so proud and excited for you. (and it's adorable).
i love the swallowtail shawl, especially in that color.

limonene said...

Congratulations on the pattern! What a cute sweater!

Cher said...

The Wallis is beautiful. It's the reason I want the summer issue!

gleek said...

first off, congratulations on wallis! it's a gorgeous design and will look good on so many different types of people :) and the swallowtail? gorgeous! wow, that handmaiden seasilk is so amazingly beautiful!

Veronique said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to make it :)

Lolly said...

your shawl is so elegant, melissa! beautiful work!

and your new cardigan in IK was an instant standout! I was thrilled to see it. yours and connie's are my faves!

Jen said...

Love the Wallis cardi, it made it into my queue right away.

maritza said...

Congrats! Wallis is lovely! It's the most beautiful pattern in the issue.

And wow, your swallowtail shawl is gorgeous!

Deborah said...

Congratulations on the pattern! I am a subscriber and now am truly excited about its arrival! The shawl came out really nice..I love the color.

Gudrun Johnston said...

Congratulations right back at you! That is a beautiful and elegant cardigan!

goodkarma said...

Melissa, I'm really excited that your pattern is in IK! Woo hoo! Can't wait to get my magazine in the mail...

schrodinger said...

How exciting! I'm thrilled for you, it's a great design!

The shawl is stunning, beautiful colour, beautiful yarn, perfect pattern choice.

Moni said...

Yay! Congratulations! It's a fabulous design.

Your shawl turned out beautifully! I love quick projects :)

soknitpicky said...

Hi. I found your blog via Ravelry. Just wanted to tell you how much I liked the preview pics. I'm waiting for my issue to arrive, but I've already been stalking yarn for Wallis. Can't wait to make it, and I know it will be a very popular pattern

Rebecca Beagle said...

Congrats on the pattern in Interweave! On the whole I was really underwhelmed by the patterns this month, but yours really jumped out at me. It's just lovely and the pleats at the shoulder are really interesting. I don't think it would work with my body, but if I had a different build, it would go right in my queue.