Sunday, June 3, 2012

Finished Project: Aranami Shawl

I have been on a modular knitting craze lately. I continue to work on my Mitered Crosses blanket (just started block 19), but it was waylaid by the Aranami Shawl.

Pattern: Aranami Shawl by Olgajazzy
Yarn: Rowan Fine Tweed in Bell Busk (1), Nappa (1), Muker (2), Dent (2), Pendle (2) purchased at Woven Art. (Of course!)
Needles: US 2
Mods: This is a very simple, intuitive knit, and the only change I made was for the very last tier.  Instead of breaking the yarn and making each triangle individually, I decided to make the edge continuous.  I picked up and knit the triangle using the short rows as written, then put the entire triangle on waste yarn, continuing directly on to picking up stitches for the next triangle.  This meant I had ten less ends to weave in!

One of the reasons this pattern got ahead of the Mitered Crosses blanket was I really wanted to try out the Rowan Fine Tweed.  I have never knit with it before, although I have used two of its predecessors; Rowan Yorkshire Tweed and Rowan Scottish Tweed.  The RFT is a tightly spun single, and has a tendency to twist on itself after a few yards have been unwound from the ball.  I simply shish-kabobbed the ball with a darning needle or crochet hook, held the ball off the floor, and let some of the extra spin unwind.  I loved the feel of the RFT, and the wool bloomed beautifully after a good wet blocking.

Not a bad distraction.  Now BACK TO THE STASH!


  1. That came out simply beautiful! I love the colors of the yarn you chose. Looks like a great way to de-stash!

  2. Beautiful! I want to try knitting modular like this some day!