Saturday, August 9, 2008

Big Purple Blob (Adriana)

For my birthday, Jane gave me some gorgeous Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in the purple and blues colourway. I loved it so much I didn't even take a picture of the yarn, I just wound it up and cast on. I had sworn off triangular shawls last year but Phoe did such a great job with her Shetland Triangle that I was inspired to make one of my own.

There is what it looks like right now:
shetland1a
The camera was having a lot of trouble with the colour. It's a lot more purple, and a lot less blue than it looks like here.

I've done 11 repeats so far, instead of the 8 in the pattern, because I wanted a bigger shawl (also I had lots of yarn). Now I think I'll do one more rep and then start the edging. The question is, do I continue to use the same yarn for the edging or do I use a darker purple?
shetland2
Here is a close up though given how off the colours are, I think it might defeat the purpose.
Normally I'd just carry on with the same yarn but recently Carrieoke make a purple Shetland Triangle with a darker border that looks amazing! Mine would be less of a contrast but I think it might make the colours pop a little more.
Thoughts?

Also, I am destashing some Koigu Kersti if anyone is interested. (This destashing thing is addictive!)

6 comments:

Heather G. said...

Dude, that is a lot of Kersti!

I like the border idea, but I am a traditionalist, so my vote is for the one-colour approach.

string bean said...

I lurrrve those colors!! I really like the border idea a lot, but me being the frugal knitter that I am I would have to wonder if enough of the solid color would be left over to do anything with it? I hate wasting good yarn, but it would be worth it!

Tammany said...

Gorgeous! I love knitting lace lately. Personally, I wouldn't want to waste an inch of that yarn, so I'd use it for the border too. Can't wait to see it blocked!

Phoe said...

For my money I'd continue in the same purple because it is PRETTY. :)

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

The shawl looks lovely! The ladies at Starbucks on Friday night were extremely envious of my stash enhancement as a result of your quest to destash! Only petting was allowed. I've already wound up one skein of Inca Gold to start the next cowl!! Thanks SO MUCH!! Really!

spillyjane said...

Lady, that yarn is looking great as a shawl!