Friday, August 19, 2011

FO: Fanette

When I saw Fanette in the Summer 2011 issue of KnitCircus, I thought it was pretty, and it went into the queue. However, it probably would have sat in the queue for a while longer (my queue is long!) had it not been for a Knit-a-long going on in the KnitCircus Ravelry Group. It seemed like a fun idea, however, so I decided to cast on and join in!

I love the lines that the slipped stitches make down the body of the shawl. I ended up adding two extra rows to the body, because at that point, it seemed like I had so much yarn left that I figured I couldn’t possibly use it all on the lace portion! It’s a good thing that I didn’t add any more extra rows, because I was worried about running out of yarn towards the end there- I only had 2 grams (of a 100 gram skein) left!

I used Malabrigo Sock yarn for the shawl. This is probably one of my favorite yarns. It’s super-soft, and the colors are gorgeous. I happened to have a skein of it in Velvet Grapes in my stash that was absolutely perfect.

I really enjoyed working on this. The pattern is simple enough that I didn’t get frustrated, but complicated enough to keep me interested. My only complaint was that the lace pattern moved every row. This made it impossible to separate the lace repeats with stitch-markers. I think it was worth it, though!

Pattern: Fanette

Yarn: Malabrigo Sock

Colorway: Velvet Grapes

Yardage: 431.2 yards

Modifications: None

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  1. That is just gorgeous. The textures and lines of it are hypnotic, and the yarn works with them beautifully, too. It looks wonderful draped over your shoulders, I'm glad that there was a knitalong to get it off your queue and onto your needles. :D

  2. So pretty, I love the pattern, and the yarn workes beautifully with it.

  3. Lovely, absolutely lovely! The lines of slipped stitches make a really nice effect!

  4. Absolutely beautiful! And I am looking at your "on the needles" list and thinking it's amazing that you can have that many WIPS *bows down in wonder*

  5. Your shawl is gorgeous!

  6. this is absolutely gorgeous - the yarn suits it so well!

  7. Wow this is gorgeous! Love the pattern and in the third photo the colours are amazing!!

  8. Very beautiful! I love the colors.

  9. This is unbelievably beautiful. You did a fantastic job!!!!