A simple Sea Silk shawl
Friday January 19th 2007, 1:07 pm
Filed under: Knit

This is the single skein of Seashore Sea Silk, knitted up now, that I got for my birthday. Like the amaryllis bulb, it arrived full of expectations and promise on Dec. 13th, and had to wait to see what it would gradually grow to be: a dolphin-safe fisherman’s net. Diamond Mesh lace on size 7 (4.5mm) needles, with one plain stitch added each side.

Not bad, for only 400 yards’ worth.

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A beautiful shawl, Alison.

Comment by Mary Anne 01.19.07 @ 6:47 pm

Very nice. It suits you well, too.

Comment by Anne in Wy 01.19.07 @ 7:48 pm

Gorgeous as usual Alison. Can’t wait for your book!

Comment by Anonymous 01.20.07 @ 5:29 am

My partner here tipped me off about your site 🙂 She talks about your knitting a lot!

Anyways – just popped by to say that I think you’re a wonderful, truly lovely person! 🙂

— Allie (another Alison!)

Comment by Alison 01.20.07 @ 12:45 pm

That is beyond exquisite.

That settles it. I gotsta get me some a’ that.

When I’m less poor from moving, haha. 🙂


Comment by Kristine 01.20.07 @ 5:52 pm

Thank you!

Comment by AlisonH 01.20.07 @ 10:29 pm

Good job on the alliteration there!

Beautiful shawl. I love the subtle color variation, it works really nicely with your choice of stitch pattern.


Comment by Miss Knotty 01.23.07 @ 11:25 am

That is just lovely, Alison!

Comment by Romi 01.23.07 @ 12:03 pm

Oh Alison – it is beautiful! I was wondering what that skein was going to become!

I, too, can’t wait for the book!

Comment by evelyn 01.29.07 @ 11:34 am

Thank you! Now, if I can decide on a pattern, I want to get the teal Sea Silk knitted up for Stitches West. Having always been an incurable show-off and all that.

Comment by AlisonH 01.29.07 @ 3:21 pm

Alison, It’s gorgeous. I’m going to be carrying SeaSilk in the store and have been trying to figure out what to do that only uses 1 skein. This is perfect! Off to cast on now.

Comment by HoJo 01.30.07 @ 2:08 pm

Thank you! I had five repeats, but the pattern and colorway are both busy enough that doing just four would be fine if people happen to prefer length over width–the even number wouldn’t be noticeable. (Generally, the eye is far more pleased with odd numbers of pattern repeats.)

Now, you didn’t say what your store’s name was or where. I keep hoping someone in northern California will start carrying the stuff so I can choose colors in person. Although, a huge thank you to Evelyn for special-ordering the creation of my teal skeins that I love so much! Speaking of which… (Back to the knitting.)

Comment by AlisonH 01.30.07 @ 4:52 pm

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