Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mystic Light Knit Along


I finished this project on May 9th. This was an interesting knit. I used Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 machine washable hand dyed fingering weight yarn and U.S. size 7 needle. Red size 8 seed beads are through out the shawl. This is the original design of Anna Dalvi http://knitandknag.blogspot.com
The really interesting thing to me is that this shawl was knit entirely continental style (left hand knitting). Because I have rheumatoid arthritis, 4 months ago I decided I needed an alternative way of knitting to relieve the joints in my right hand and wrist. I started by making two Baby Surprise Jackets with all garter stitch to teach myself the continental knit stitch. Then I started this shawl with purl stitches, yarn overs, etc. I have perfected my technique and after 50 years of throwing my yarn I can now pick proficiently.
Now I'm working on the Slow Bee 1 Knit Along on Yahoo

3 comments:

JazzRizz said...

That is gorgeous! I love the colors in your shawl.

chappy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your knitting is beautiful as is your color choices & beads!

Sue Fulay said...

Simply lovely!