Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FO: Henslowe


I'm gearing up for a big weekend with Anemone, but I have one quick FO for you all. A couple weeks ago I took a break from most of my other projects and knit a quick shawl for my mum. The yarn is one of my skeins from the dyeing workshops at my knitting retreat last month-it's the Divinity base from The Dyeing Arts, and it was beautiful to work with. The bamboo content makes it just shiny enough, and I can tell that this yarn is going to hold up pretty well.

I've seen this pattern around Ravelry, and I've always thought it was gorgeous, but I never really got around to knitting it. When I decided I was going to make a shawl out of this yarn, I looked through pretty much the entire database for the right pattern. I wanted to get the most out of this yarn, but I knew I had nothing in my stash to match in case I did run out halfway through the border. I also didn't want anything too complicated. This pattern fit the bill exactly, and from cast-on to bind-off it took less than a week.


 Ravelry Page: Henslowe
Pattern: Henslowe, by Beth Kling
Yarn: The Dyeing Arts Divinity, dyed by me

(For those of you keeping track, you will be pleased to hear that Top Sekrit is indeed finished and currently blocking. You'll get pictures after this weekend, once Anemone's received it and we've taken care of the whole photoshoot thing.)

16 comments:

  1. beautiful shawl!! lovely colorway and a fantastic pattern :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm very pleased with how it came out.

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  2. Beautiful! I love the Henslowe pattern and it is gorgeous in this shade of blue.

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    1. Thank you! I really think everything came together perfectly for this.

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  3. oh wow this is gorgeous!! i have to add this pattern to my queue. love the color you chose as well !

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  4. Beautiful!! I have this pattern very high in my queue, I really hope to make it one of my Spring projects.

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    1. Thank you!! This would be perfect for Spring, it's just the right size to drape around your neck and shoulders without adding too much bulk anywhere else.

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  5. It looks gorgeous! It suits you very well!

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  6. Wow - you captured a really beautiful blue in your dyeing, and the pattern and styling are the perfect match for it.

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    1. Thanks!! This blue was a total surprise-I think the bamboo content of the yarn helps a lot :)

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  7. Gorgeous!! Henslowe is a stunning pattern, and yours turned out perfectly- absolutely lovely.

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    1. Thank you! I'm really glad I finally knit this pattern.

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  8. Lovely! Beautiful colour on you.

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    1. Thank you! I really do love this color.

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