Saturday, February 27, 2010

Copritavolo Blocking (God I Love Silk)





Ever since I first got my hands on a skein of "Shimmering" in 100% Tussah Silk from A Verb For Keeping Warm, I have been crazy with the need to knit with it. My first project, Hannelore turned out so well that I had to knit another project as soon as I could. On US 3 needles this yarn works really well for those "smaller" Niebling patterns. You end up with a nice little shawl that takes no time at all to knit and the color and drape are just fantastic. Don't get me wrong, I have plans for my smaller gage yarns but those projects are a lot bigger and will take months to knit. This yarn is great for a "quick hit" of lace knitting.

Copritavolo, knit with US 3 needles, 100% Tussah Silk "Shimmering" from A Verb For Keeping Warm in the "Tidepools" colorway. This shawl is about 53 inches across and I ran out of yarn just after finishing row 140. I had to use a different yarn to cast-off (Shimmering in Chocolate Covered Cherries in regular silk). The pattern had a few weird errors in it but it still turned out nicely :-)

15 comments:

fuzzyjay said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for posting this.

fleegle said...

God, I love your knitting! That's incredibly exquisite!

Chery said...

Beautiful knitting, as always!

Jane said...

Dear fuzzyjay,

Thank you and your are more than welcome :-)

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

Thanks! I'm so glad you like this one. I love the one that you did in Red so much that I really wanted to knit it too.

Jane said...

Dear Chery,

Thank you! I'm trying to add some shorter projects to the blog this year so there is a bit more to look at while everyone waits for the big stuff to get knit :-)

Rosalía said...

It's a fantastic work. Ethereal !

Päivi, Lankakomero said...

That's so beautiful!

Ann in Montreal said...

When I looked at the images of Copritavolo, I let out a loud gasp that startled my husband sitting in the next room. Poor dear, he rushed in to see what was the matter only to find me glassy eyed and slack jawed, gazing at the computer screen. You are a remarkable knitter Jane.

Carol said...

So beeyootiful. As usual :)

Jane said...

Dear Rosalia,

Thanks! This was another really quick knit on pretty good sized needles and I also like how it came out :-)

Jane said...

Dear Paivi, Lankakomero,

Thank you :-)

Jane said...

Dear Ann,

Thank you so much! I hope you don't scare your spouse like that very often though :-)

Jane said...

Dear Carol,

Thank you! I have been so lax on providing eye candy here at the blog that I'm really happy to be able to have at least a few smaller projects to show you :-)

LittleBerry said...

Stiunning - can't really say anything else! except I do like the colour :o)