Sunday, April 11, 2010

Three knitted shawls with crocheted endings/Gestrickte Schals

I'm done!

Actually I finished my country lace shawl just before leaving for Sweden, but I didn't have time to post about it then. It's just as cosy and warm and 'wrappy' (with a tiny smell of sheep - I love that :-)) as I wanted it to be - but in the end, I didn't do that fancy border à la Nicky Epstein, which I originally had planned to do.

I decided that this rustic shawl would look better with a simple crochet ending instead, the only decorations are those curled tails which I've come to like a lot ...



I used my Sweden holiday for knitting a bit too, this is a 'false' moebius which I did out of one of the Schoppel lace balls (yes, same curly tails there too!) - it's knitted in simple garter stitches, starting with three stitches in one corner, knitting kind of quarters in a row -but the yarn itself is so beautifully rainbow coloured, that I wanted the knitting technique to stand back for the yarn:



And this is another one in garter stitch, the yarn being a red Swedish traditional one-ply wool which I bought on site - I'm considering doing some mouches in different red yarns on it - and finally a new design (my own) on a crocheted flower necklace:



(German summary: Drei sehr einfache Dreieckschals mit gehäkelten Umrandungen - ich wollte, daß die dollen Wollsorten hier die erste Geige spielen dürfen! Und noch eine Häkelkette ...!)

5 comments:

kristin said...

these are all so beautiful and just perfect for some warmer spring weather...

Jana said...

Das erste Tuch mag ich am allerliebsten und auch die Häkelketten haben es mir angetan. Sehr schön! So verspielt und bunt wie ich es mag...
Herzliche Grüße
Jana

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

@Kristin: Thank you! I just saw the beautiful Easter eggs on your blog and guess I have to try them, too!

@Jana: Danke! Ein Lob von Dir, wo Du selber so phantastische Sachen machst, bedeutet mir sehr viel :-)!

Elizabeth said...

Wow!!!! You have been busy but you spent your time well. The shawls are beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful time in Sweden.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you, Elizabeth! Yes, I enjoyed very much seeing my family and some friends! Hope your trip home to Holland was nice too!