Friday, January 6, 2012

Cladonia III

As soon as my new curtains were up and being admired from afar, I turned to my yarn stash, and without so much as a moment of guilt I started a second knitting project.  I don't generally like having two knitting projects on the go (as I tend to forget what I am up to) but happily made an exception.  This time.

The Yarns:  
Madeline Tosh Merino Light
Butter, Antler and Silver Fox


The Pattern:  
Cladonia by Kristin Kapur (Again!)

Knitting is my time out, my relaxation, and I make no excuse for having repeated this pattern, Cladonia, for the third time.  It is for the most part very easy knitting and purling, increasing stitches at regular intervals with stitch markers as reminders to do so.  Perfect holiday knitting.


And the yarn ... so dreamy soft ... makes for the most gorgeous knitted "fabric". Some fierce wet blocking has also nicely removed the irregularities of my left handed knitting idiosyncrasies.


I have followed the pattern verbatim however admit to adding my own stripe study variation by introducing a third color, striping for three rows at regular intervals with the darker yarn which I then also went on to use for the lacy edge (and nicely finished up a leftover skein).



For more pictures and all the details check out my Ravelry page:





There is no shortage of shawls here; just days when the weather is cool enough to wear them.

Rita

38 comments:

  1. I recently started working in a yarn shop and figured I should probably learn to knit! I love the look of lace knitting but have been too scared to try it. Your shawls are so lovely they make me want to be brave and give it a go.

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  2. Another beautiful addition to your gorgeous shawl collection. Happy knitting..

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  4. Gorgeous! I love knitted lace and these are so pretty. What a nice way to relax!

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  5. Oh my goodness your knitting is gorgeous!!!! Love it and envy it! you are making heirlooms!

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  6. Really beautiful! I especially love the colors you chose--not something I would choose in my knitting, but look great, especially the deeper yellow at the trim.

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  7. Gosh Rita, you are prolific at everything you do. The shawls are amazingly beautiful!

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  8. Beautiful, My husband has told me to steer clear of yarn, there is no more room with all the fabric in the way!

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  9. Sooooo beautifully dreamy - the color of egg yolks on a stormy morning! MUST. MAKE. ONE.!! What yarn did you use? (please?)

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  10. oops, sorry - just saw that! Love Madtosh

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  11. Beautiful! and the yellow and grey a firm favorite. Kxx

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  12. I was a knitter long before I took up quilting so I always have more than one knitting project on the needles - right now I think there's five pairs of socks, a blanket awaiting finishing, two more on the needles and an assortment of UFOs!

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  13. Wow, I just started knitting and crocheting and I'm pretty hopeless. I'm going to persist, though I think I'll always be more of a sewer.

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  14. Beautiful! I'm also a left handed knitter although I knit very simple things and not very often :)

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  15. I stopped knitting about 7 years ago because it would hurt my hands after a while but looking at your projects is making me want to give it a go again! Gorgeous.

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  16. Stunning shawl! Wow, you are a fast knitter! I enjoy it as well. Love the colors you choose and the lace edging. Awesome and thanks for sharing today!

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  17. Every time I see this shawl I lust, lust, lust for it. Knitting was a disaster for me in the past, and little time now for my quilting, but maybe one day...I hope!

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  18. holy cow those shawls are gorgeous! i crochet only... knitting baffles me! but i love to oogle all the fancy knit goodies i see! just gorgeous...

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  19. Love this one Rit...colours are lovely. happy new year to you xx

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  20. Just love these colors together. Like a wan winter sunset. The lace knitting frames it all so nicely too!

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  21. I am left handed but I haven't noticed that I knit left handed! I should pay attention to that, I suppose! I love the shawls, all very pretty together.

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  22. The yarn! The pattern! That is drop dead gorgeous. I am in love.

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  23. Your shawls are to die for and your photos are just beautiful, too!

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  24. aaahhwww I wish I could knit that way! beautiful scarves :-)

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  25. You are one of the most creative people on the web!
    Your shawls are absolutely gorgeous!
    So much to admire and be inspired by at Red Pepper!
    Jane

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  26. Wow, that is a great looking shawl! I love Kristin Kapur's patterns but haven't attempted one yet, this version makes me really want to jump in there and knit one!

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  27. the colors are great !!! love it going to go and check it out on ravelry

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  28. Such beautiful knitting and I am crazy about your colour choices! Love the coloured and contrasting lace!

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  29. Oh wow, this is so beautiful! I just cast on for my first (of many?) Cladonia on New Year's Day. I am really enjoying knitting it! One of my yarns is Madelintosh, also. I like your idea of using the three colors instead of two--it's an interesting and subtle variation.

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  30. nothing wrong with repeating patterns! I have made a few of my favourite simple shawls twice or more because of the comfort of knitting them, the wearability of them and just the joy of it.

    Yours is lovely. Just beautiful.

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