Friday, May 13, 2011

FO: Simple City shawl

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Pattern: Simple City by Eskimimi

Yarn: Zauberball in "Cranberries", from Stephcuddles

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Mods:
Almost nothing. I moved the KFB increases on the ruffle edges in one stitch because I didn't like how they looked when done at the very edge. This is practically inconsequential, though.

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Notes:
Appropriately, this was a simple project. The ruffle nearly drove me crazy and has made me wonder if attempting a Citron would send me over the edge entirely. Haha. Ten rows never took so long until I tried ruffles! Still, I love the result. The Zauberball is gorgeous, although it is a brighter red than I usually go for. Watching the stripes develop was super fun. I love how the bind-off row ended up being darker most of the way around.

The pattern isn't written with a garter tab cast-on, so if I make it again I'll probably add one. Doesn't really bother me, given how I'll wear it, but the top edge of the shawl has a bit of an indentation.

The finished shawl has a wingspan of about 1 m, and it wraps cozily around my neck bandit-style!

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13 comments:

  1. Very nice. The ruffles give a nice "not so bandit" added touch.

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  2. It looks great on you! I love it wrapped bandit style. The ruffles are gorgeous, too. Well worth the work if you ask me.

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  3. I love it, well done! You've done a great job on the ruffles, round of applause for you! :)

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  4. Gorgeous. That yarn is amazing, "cranberries" is the perfect name for it and it looks appropriately delicious. And it looks fantastic on you wrapped all bandit-style! I always thought I wasn't a shawl person, but things like this make me reconsider...

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  5. Love the colours in the yarn, and the way it stripes. Looks gorgeous!

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  6. That's a perfect pattern to show off that yarn :-)

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  7. Lovely, looks like a shawl I would like to try.

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  8. Love it. Really tempted to get a Zauberball now.

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  9. Beautiful! The pattern and the yarn go together well, and the darker stripe keeps the bright red from taking over the world :-)

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  10. I'm loving the stripes and the ruffle!!

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  11. It's super cute. The zauberball works really well with this pattern!

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  12. Really nice! I love the shape you made.

    ;) Fede
    http://fedulab.blogspot.com/

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