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.
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.
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.