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Friday, March 2, 2012

FO Friday 8

Project: Holden shawlette
Needle: US 5
Yarn: 1 skein of Malabrigo Sock in Solis

Another finished project with the lovely malabrigo.

This yarn is actually the first malabrigo yarn I purchased. For a moment there I wasn't sure what I will make with it. And then I saw a couple of Holden shawlette in this colorway. The rest is... well, as you can see from the pictures, it is awesome.

I used size 5 needle instead of 6. I wanted to make sure that I have enough yarn and also I don't want to have a shawl that's too big. Because I went down 1 needle size, I have some yarn left. About 10 grams.

I went to town with the beads on this one. I used almost the whole 22 grams tube of Miyuki seed beads in size 6:
  • Added the beads in the k1 sts between the yo in the lace rows (row 5, row 13, etc).
  • Added the beads in each picot - co 2 sts, put a bead on the last cast on sts, bind off 4 sts.

I've worn this a couple of times and really love it. The beads adds some playfulness and fanciness to it.

Please check out Tami Ami's blog for more fabulous FO's.


  1. That is gorgeous!!! It must be a Holden FO week, yours is the 2nd one I've seen today. The beads just make it stunning!

  2. Hey Hey, I made a Holden this week too ^_^
    I love the beads on yours: very good idea! And the colorway is awesome.

  3. Gorgeous shawl, gorgeous yarns and gorgeous photography. Very inspiring!

  4. Wow, that is breathtaking. I'm blown away by the beading, which always seems to tedious for me to attempt. But maybe I should, seeing how lovely the outcome is...

  5. Chrisknits, it must be a Holden week for sure!

    MMOS, thanks for the photography compliment.

    Narwhal, beading is not as daunting as it seems. It does slow down your knitting speed but in a good way. And the result is so worth it. Try it out!

  6. Spectacular! That yarn looks as though it was made just for the pattern. Enjoy it and its fanciness!

  7. Really amazing. I love how the beads work with the yarn color.

  8. hey look what i found.... I've posted a link to you on her blog too.

  9. SO NICE!! This makes me want to knit a shawl out of malabrigo sock yarn RIGHT. Now. I love everything about it! The last two photos are my favorites.

  10. Absolutely stunning with the beads!


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