Saturday, February 19, 2011

Berea and Luna Bella shawls.


Project: Berea by Nora Gaughan on Ravelry.
After knitting some cardigans and sweaters I was craving to knit a shawl. I choose the pattern called Berea by Nora Gaughan from her latest booklet Berroco: Nora Gaughan Volume8.
The scarf/shawl has open stitches lace pattern. I feel this type of pattern works well for multicolored yarns, such as sock yarns. The beautiful colors in the skein look gorgeous in the open lace pattern since they are not close together, as in the garment knit in St. st. for example, where colors are all close together and the finished product might look a little busy.  I feel the open lace pattern is a nice option  for people who do not like to knit socks, but love yarns that are made for this purpose :-))). The yarn I choose for this projects is Juno Fibre Arsts yarn in colorway Summer rain.
I only had 364.0 yards (332.8m) of it, but after blocking the shawl grew considerably to a very nice size. The yarn is 3 ply yarn and made of 50% Superwash Merino / 50% Tencel. This was my first time working with Tencel. It is stretchy fabric, but after blocking the scarf stayed the size it was blocked to. I am very happy with this project :-)) I wore the scarf today and it was very lovely little something to keep me warm and a nice touch of color in my outfit :-))









The Berea scarf was inspired by another project with open lace that I have done  last summer called Luna Bella. The pattern is by Orianna Eklund and is available for free on Ravelry. My project can also be found on Ravelry. For Luna Bella I used 55% Silk  45% Cashmere 3ply yarn by Yarn Candy, Sweet Fiber.











I quite like these two scarfs and the way open lace looks in these colorful yarns. There is defiantly more projects like these two in the future :-))

12 comments:

Irisha said...

beautiful laces! They are sooo airy. Love them as scarfs on you, too!

Madam Butterfly said...

Diana, it is gorgeous!!! You are so awesome with your needles and project choices! Thank you for sharing!

Maria (viola33) said...

Awesome! This simple pattern shows up the beauty of the yarn.

Cler said...

Диночка супер! Такой цвет серо-зеленый обалдетельный! У меня есть моточек хлопка Араукании - как думаешь, подойдет к этому узору хлопок?

Swetab said...

какая красотень, а как универсально, а какие цвета.

Smitiha said...

Дина, оранжево-бордовый с восторгом узнаю! А сине-глубой вариант - ты прямо как русалка! Замечательно! Надо и мне такую записать в хотелки!

Orelka-Лена said...

Очень красиво! А с палантинами разных цветов и ты Диночка совсем разная и Шикарная!

Fadenstille said...

Both shawls are beautiful and the photos too. Thanks for sharing
Anett

sp-rono said...

Ой, мамочки, какая воздушная красота?! А по-русски где почитать?

Robin said...

These are both so pretty, I like the openness and simplicity of the stitches with the bright yarn.

knitus said...

Very nice work!

Diana said...

Девочки спасибо вам огромное за такие тёплые слова и что заглядываете ко мне в блог..мне очень очень приятно :-))) извиниюсь, что не ответила сразу, немного простыла...
Света, я думаю хлопок вполне подойдёт для такого проекта..острых углов нет которые надо заблокировать, так что хлопок будет хорошо...на лето отлично..много дырочек ;-))
Аня, у меня только на английском..я тебе переведу , если решишь вязать...там всего ничего :-))

Anett, Robin thank you so much for your warm comments :-)) I appreciate them very much ;-)

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