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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.

12 comments:

  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!

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

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

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  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...

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  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!

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

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

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  8. hey look what i found....
    http://dontdroolonthewool.blogspot.com/2012/03/fo-friday.html I've posted a link to you on her blog too.

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  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.

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  10. Absolutely stunning with the beads!

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