23/08/2008

Friendship



Friendship - designed by Laura Patterson from Fiber Dreams

Isn't it a great name for a shawl?

And I love how Laura describes the symbolism of the lace motifs: The diamonds at the top are because she values friendship more than gemstones, the hearts represent love and the semi-circles in the border represent hugs. Of course Laura's words are so much better than my paraphrasing.

I've been so lucky to be able to test knit Laura's latest shawl - Thank You Laura! - and you can get the pattern here and on ravelry here



It took 1300yds of Posh yarn's Cecilia. One skein, almost exactly! On 3.75mm needles and the beads are Beads Direct's Toho seed size 8 dark copper metallic.
The beads are all over and very pretty.

Laura wrote the pattern with a choice of two sizes and I made the larger one and I love it being so big!! It measures 106" x 55"

You can see how lovely and light and airy the Cecilia is. Oh yes - it's cobweb lace weight, 50/50 silk/cashmere.

And here are all the motifs together - shame the colours here aren't as good.

12 comments:

Kai said...

It's beautiful Kathyrn! Absolutely stunning.

RooKnits said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

a blossom knits said...

It's beautiful . . and you look so pretty with it on. The color is perfect for you.

Pixie said...

Stunning shawl and gorgeously knitted up :)

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

It's absolutely stunning! and such a gorgeous colourway.

Mrs J said...

What a stunner! I love the size & lightness of this shawl!

alittlefuzzy said...

Very pretty! I love the color. That's also a wonderful size - I've decided I really prefer the bigger shawls.

Aknita said...

Sometimes one sees something and is lost for words.

Kathryn, it is simply stunning and something I can only dream of. It's such a lovely colour.

amanda said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The copper beads are just perfect!

PrincessPea said...

Just stunning. The colour, the beads, the size of it, it's truly gorgeous.

gilraen said...

Simply stunning!!!!! Wow!!!

guiltypleasures said...

I love all the beautiful photos you took of it. It really is gorgeous. Now, if only my photographer would return from his trip, then I could get mine photographed as well. sigh.