I’ll try to let the pictures do most of the talking.
The Project Details
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark, Interweave Knits, Fall 2006
Yarn: Tilli Tomas Fil de la Mer
in Atmosphere. 60% silk, 40% Seacell. 3 skeins. I won’t use this yarn
again. I love the feel, the drape and the sheen, but each of the three
skeins had at least one knot and one skein had three. Considering that
Tilli Tomas is a self-proclaimed luxury yarn I hoped that their
standards would have been higher. Next time I’ll try Handmaiden’s
Needles: Size 5 US Addi Lace Turbos. LOVE the pointier tip on the Lace needles.
Started: April 21st, 2007
Finished: April 29th, 2007
Modifications: I knit exactly to pattern with the exception
of the nupps. The first row was done as 5 stitches but then I started
thinking that I wouldn’t have enough yarn to finish, so the rest of the
lily of the valley charts were knit as 3 stitch nupps instead. (k1, YO,
k1 then p3tog on the WS)
Final Verdict: It’s gorgeous. The drape is
spectacular, it’s soft and it spray blocked beautifully. I love the
single knit stitch spine up the center. Overall I think it’ll keep me
in the Good Daughter-in-law column for a little while longer.