When I'm feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I'm not so blue
When you're close to me, I can feel your heart beat
I can hear you breathing near my ear
Wouldn't you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love
Pattern: Madli's Shawl
from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush
18" x 58"
Yarn: KnitWitch Mystical World - color Atlantis
80% superfine merino/20% silk - 670 yds/50 gr
Needles: Size 4 circular
I couldn't be happier with this yarn or the finished shawl. I bought one skein of this yarn back in April at the Stitches South vendor market. The pattern for Madli's shawl calls for over 1300 yards of laceweight yarn so I obviously did not have nearly enough. Because I got an entire Lilac Leaf Shawl out of less than 825 yards, I deluded myself into thinking I could squeeze this one out. But those nupps, beautiful as they are, really eat up the yarn.*
So I compromised and only knit the nupps on the two end edgings and I knitted them both first, setting aside the second one to graft on after completing as much of the center as I could with the yarn. I was able to get 28 out of the 31 repeats called for by the pattern, and it even blocked to a bit longer than the one in the book and wider as well. I'm quite happy with the size:
While knitting this I intended to give it away and had a recipient in mind. Now? I'm not so sure I can part with it.
When I'm feeling blue, all I have to do Is take a look at you, then I'm not so blue When I'm in your arms, nothing seems to matter My whole world could shatter, I don't care Wouldn't you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love We got a groovy kind of love
*see an absolutely stunning Crown Prince Shawl covered in yarn-hungry nupps here on Grumperina's blog.