Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Lady Lovelace Finished!!
Finished and worn for the first time! Love it!!
Pattern: Lady Lovelace designed by Teva Durham (row 19 needs YO on each side of center stitch deleted to work out right on row 21). Available free here. Both a sweater and matching shawl.
Yarn: Ushya by Mirasol 98% Merino Wool 2% Polyamide (Mirasol dedicates a portion of every sale to the funding of a school in the remote area of Munari, the region of Puno, Peru).
Needles: US size 11 and US size 6
I can't begin to tell you how much I love this yarn! It is so soft and so light and so easy to work with... surprisingly so, for such a bulky yarn.
I ended up liking the odd mix on the last six rows of the shawl... even after I located more of the Ushya, I decided to stick with my odd mix. There is a slight issue of curling on the edge, especially if you have been bending your arm up a lot. Not anything that makes me like it less, but noted. I think the bodice would make a great vest, too. Cool, easy pattern (Now, don't let my mistakes on the first day lead you to think this isn't so. My tendency is that, if it is easy, I don't pay as much attention as I should).
I should have gotten photos of just the sweater, but it's not as easy without my photographer here (hint, hint, Amanda!). Fun. Quick. Two thumbs up!!
Hope you are all having a wonderful, productive and peaceful week!
Blessings ~ tanna