And what a lovely project it was!
I love everything about this shawl. The yarn is so soft and I am still thrilled that I got 650 yards from 2 oz (57 grams) of fiber. The pattern was very well written. Best of all the knitting was easy. The patterns were visible in the knitting and one chart flowed easily into the next. I was able to travel with this project or pick it up for just a row or two without fear.
Pattern: Aeolian by Elizabeth Freeman
Source: Knitty (Spring 2009)
Yarn: handspun Tactile Yak-Tussah in Pomegranate colorway. I used about 520 yards, 1.6 oz.
Modifications: None except that I had enough yardage to add an Agave repeat. See below for more on calculating enough yardage.
Started: March 28, 2009
Finished: April 30, 2009
More details on my Ravelry Aeolian page.
Model: my friend Linda who doesn't like pictures taken of her. She bravely agreed to be my model. I think she looks great! Thank you Linda!!!
I made the shawlette with an Agave repeat added since I had more yardage than the shawlette called for. Rather than worry about whether I had enough yardage to do that, I created a spreadsheet (everything is better with a spreadsheet!). Here it is. You will need excel to view it. Feel free to use it and modify it for your own variations. All I ask is that you give me credit should you post somewhere yourself. I have made these spreadsheets for other shawls. The page is linked on the sidebar and linked here.
As you can see the shawlette turned out pretty big. Gotta love silk for its ability to grow during blocking! I am wearing it all the time despite the fact that it is warm (who knew 1.6 oz of yak-tussah was sooooo warm!) and the weather has been toasty.
An aside: I started this post on May 12th. It has been sitting and waiting for me to take more photos. I had all manner of ideas. Now I am thinking I should post the darn thing and move along! Live and learn. And, yes, this is a lesson that could easily apply to the rest of my life.