Saturday, 27 November 2010

Noro Sekku shawl

It's -15 celsius outside. And it's still snowing.
I've been making some progress on my several knitting projects (lacy cardi, highly texturized cardi, gray jacket, a pair of socks & a couple of scarves... and I really think I'm still going to cast on for another pair of socks today..)

So still lots of knitting going on here - maybe it is time to show my Noro Sekku shawl that I knitted some time ago.
Pattern: none/mine - just sort of knitted and the thing just formed by itself.
Yarn: Noro Sekku, #5 - 1 skein exactly (I had maybe a 1 meter of yarn left after bind off)
Needles: 4mm
Basically I used the PI -shaping and increased with K1, YO rows. Also included some K2tog, YO rows in between the increase rows - to keep the shawl a bit more lacy & airy.
The hem is just simple feather & fan lace.
The colours in Sekku are incredible. So bright and saturated. And the feel of the yarn is something completely different to any other yarn I've ever knitted with. I enjoyed knitting this - but now when it is finished it looks like almost too much colour put into one shawl. Makes me think of the rainbow...Or the native american textiles.


Florrie said...

The best antidote to cold snowy weather is lots of the colours in your shawl, beautiful yarn and beautiful knitting.
florrie x

Sigrun said...

OMG! Your shawl is so beautiful. I like a lot :-)

A-L said...

Florrie: I agree with the knitting acting like an antidote to cold... just love to have a cup of tea (or a glass of wine, or maybe some chocolate too...;-) and knit something soft and warm...

Sigrun: oh - thank you:-)