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.

3 comments:

Florrie said...

The best antidote to cold snowy weather is lots of knitting.........love 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:-)