Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Nurmilintu Shawl

Another finished project!  This shawl/scarf was fabulous to knit in Malabrigo Sock yarn in the colour way Terracota.  The lace pattern was simple enough to knit but as with any lace you need to add markers every so many pattern repeats or read your knitting to ensure you pick up any mistakes right away so they can be fixed before getting to the end of the row.

If you have knit the popular Hitchhicker scarf you will find the shaping similar.  You start out with 4 sts, and work increases on one side and decreases on the other side making the cresent shape.  

 The body of the scarf alternates with garter stitch and lace sections that get longer every other row.

The shawl is finished with the lace section and a picot cast off.  I had extra yarn so I added an extra repeat.  The picot cast off takes extra yarn and this tiny little ball is all I had left.

 The last step before wrapping this gift up was blocking it.  This opened up the lace pattern and by pinning each picot point out straight it really opened up the edging and it looked amazing. 
PatternNurmilintu Shawl
Yarn - Malabrigo Sock in Terracota
Needles - 3.5mm chiagoo lace circulars
Modifications - added an extra repeat of the lace patten

I loved knitting with the yarn and would love to work with it again.
I found the pattern fairly easy to work.  A good balance between easy, repetitive, relaxing garter stitch and an easy lace panel that adds some interest.

Yes, I'd knit this pattern again :)


Mereknits said...

It is GORGEOUS!!! Love the color and the pattern is perfect. Enjoy!

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful, that looks like a really fun pattern to knit!!