Friday, February 4, 2011
FO Friday: Antonia Shawlette
Pattern: Antonia Shawlette by Emily Johnson
Source: pdf download from The Family Trunk Project
Materials: 1 skein Plucky Knitter Silk Merino 50/50 Fingering 435, in the color "Funny Affair with Tiffany's; and US 3 circular needles
Modifications: This pattern has 2 options: a triangular shawlette, or a larger capelet. I opted for the shawlette version so that I could wear it as a scarf:
I will start by saying that I love my finished shawlette/scarf. I am happy that I knit it, and I would definitely knit other patterns from Emily Johnson. That being said, I have to share with you that lots of the cussing and ranting that my husband fondly refers to as "the sounds of knittting" took place during the making of this project. I noted on Ravelry what my issues with the pattern were. For blogging purposes, let's just say that I knit the 14 rows of the 250+ st. border of the shawl twice! Otherwise, it is a beautiful and clever pattern from a talented designer.
I want to add that I loved working with the Plucky Knitter yarn. Thanks again to Zonda who gifted me with this yarn as part of her 5th blogiversary contest!
I haven't had much time to be on the computer this week so I am looking forward to catching up with everyone on this FO Friday!