Friday, June 19, 2009

Res Completa: Another Ishbel

Thanks so much, all, for allowing me to gush a little about the Giants and baseball on Tuesday. It's been a full week, but I honestly still find myself sitting around or walking along, remembering last Friday's reception, squealing, and saying to myself, "I can't believe I met them!!" Several of you noticed that I was wearing my Julia Livilla cardigan -- I just had to wear a handknit to such a momentous occasion as this! But after reading Eliza's comment, I am kicking myself! I so should have taken a sock for them to hold...

So anyway...my love affair with triangular-shaped shawls has not yet ended, so here is one more before I get back into the sweaters.



And excitingly, it is another Ishbel.

Pattern: Ishbel, by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Koigu Premium Merino, about 1.75 hanks
Needles: US 6 circs
Start to Finish: May 18-22, 2009

The first one I made with some gorgeous laceweight from Chrispy, so I thought I needed another in a heavier weight yarn. I couldn't stop thinking about the pretty purple Koigu I used to make a Lace Ribbon Scarf last year and the fact that that particular scarf ended up being 9 feet long and wasn't seeing much wear. So I unraveled half of it and repurposed the yarn, ending up with a new shawlette and a more wearable scarf. Win win!

I have to say, I'm loving this shawlette trend. Scarves can be too long and bulky and I don't feel that cowls hug my neck enough - the shawlette is the perfect compromise, and can be so pretty and feminine, too. Great for those warmer (and by warmer I mean colder) San Francisco summer months. I like to wear mine both with the main triangle point in the front...



and in the back...



I can't believe it, but I kind of want some more of these.

14 comments:

Cyn said...

Triangle shawls are like crack.

I just finished one and I think it's my most favourite thing that I've ever knit. Now I'm about to cast on for two more, am mentally designing a third, then have yarn waiting for two more after that...

*twitch*

Journeying Five said...

so nice! i want to make one, but i shouldn't...i don't have the yarn for it but i have yarn for other things!

a friend to knit with said...

you are really making me want to make one!
it looks fabulous!

Team Knit ! said...

It's SO gorgeous!!! I'm not surprised you want more of them. Great FO!!

- Julie

Jodi said...

Beautiful! I completely agree with you -- I've knit 2 Ishbels, and I want to knit more.

orata said...

Very pretty! I love the color.

CanarySanctuary said...

It looks lovely (and I must say, I highly appreciate the various ways to wear photos. I just knit myself an Aeolian, and am having difficulty making it look good ON).

I'm very psyched (cause, clearly, I'm reverting to catchy 80s lingo) that you got to have a positive frogging session. There are so few of those!

the Lady said...

Oh yeah baby - more more more! I wear my Aestlight both ways too, I like how versatile it can be. Pretty pretty!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I think these small sized shawls with a sock weight yarn (or silk) are the perfect Summer accessory ~ I wore one over a T-shirt just this a.m. to run errands!

Love your style tips ~ both looks have it going on :)

That's too funny about repurposing some of the ribbon scarf - very clever!

Tif said...

This is beautiful, and I especially love the color!

Philigry said...

you are on a roll! i love these.

Eliza said...

you're making me think that maybe I need a triangle shawl/scarf thing too! yours is beautiful Great color too!

peaknits said...

This Ishbel is fab-u-lous! I love the colorway. It looks great on you!

Kristen said...

I like you the way you wear this. I've been wanting to make one, maybe it's time!