Friday, 20 July 2007

A Wild Iris and a Green Shawl

Here are some pictures of a wild iris that is blooming in my back garden, and progress shots of a shawl I've been crocheting. I don't normally wear shawls but, after seeing lots of beautiful examples on the internet, I wanted to give it a try. (I think the Victorian romances I've been immersed in of late, with their elegantly attired heroines, have got something to do with my wanting one too!)






The pattern's simple but clever. It's crocheted so that the width of the shawl increases incrementally with each row, meaning that you can try it on as you go and stop when the shawl reaches the desired length. I think I'm going to finish it off with a simple picot edging. I've crocheted it in a wool/silk blend called Cleckheaton Country Silk. It's a DK yarn but I decided to use a 7.00 mm hook hoping that this would help the shawl drape nicely. It does ~ hooray!

5 comments:

Peta said...

What a beautiful vibrant green!! I love it. Sadly I have never really crocheted, i think it scares me!! I need the safety of my two needles...

inkberryblue said...

Thanks so much for dropping by peta. =]
I feel far more comfortable crocheting than knitting...funny, isn't it? Knitted garments are pretty tempting, though. I see a fitted knit cardigan in my future!

fabrile heart said...

I adore that green. Drool, drool :)

inkberryblue said...

Thank you Louise!
...and I love your avatar pic. I've noticed it before, over at the granny~along. It's really sweet. Did you crochet it?

Rebekah said...

oh! I just adore that shawl! The color is stunning and so pretty! I love it! I have been enjoying your blog so much! I just love finding new fun blogs like yours! :) Thanks also for the comment on my blog! :)