Rock Island designed by Jared Flood (Brooklyntweed)

Just off the blocking wires is this triangular shawl designed by Jared Flood. I used 4 strands of ColourMart cashmere/linen 40/60 2/62NM very fine laceweight, the colour is lapisazzulo and the needle was a 4mm circular with wooden tips. The size was 127cm x 94cm (50" x 37") The edging was knitted first and then stitches picked up to knit the body of the shawl. The pattern was a delight to knit as Jared writes clear, accurate, and easy to follow directions. I enjoyed knitting this and will probably knit it again in laceweight merino.

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MMario's picture

Great piece. I'm trying not to hate Jared - because I would SO want to have designed that......

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Bill's picture

Kerry, it's lovely!
...did colourmark ply 4 strands together for you...or did you knit with four seperate strands?

Kerry's picture

Thanks Bill. I asked ColourMart to run two strands together for me but that was still so fine I wound some off the cone and ran that together with the two on the cone. They would have wound four for me, I just didn't realise how fine the yarn was.

Bill's picture

I've swatched and washed a sample with four strands of assorted charcoal grey cashmere and merino. It's heavier than what you're using...
I plan to knit zippered cardigan with lapels...sort of a knitted sport coat.
I don't yet fully understand the "twist" system o jut ordered individual cones.

Kerry's picture

As I understand the twist system, it is just x number of strands wound together as distinct from plying. Twisting is free and plying has a charge.

ronhuber's picture

Absolutely gorgeous, Kerry, like all of your work. The colour is astounding in that pattern.

IamKnitGuy's picture

Wow, blue is the new black. Looks great!

TomH's picture

Stunning. Congrats!

Tom Hart's picture

What a creation! What a beautiful job! Congratulations, Kerry.

chipsir's picture

Spectacular.....Kerry as usual your work and colour choice has it the mark again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A stunning piece of work. Congratulations Kerry.

I may have to add that to my queue!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very lovely, Kerry. I think it knit up beautifully...4 strands, eh? The one strand must be as fine as sewing thread.

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Kerry's picture

Thanks Joe, yes it is.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Yowza! Talk about your cobweb weight lace yarn!

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CLABBERS's picture

The word "gossamer" comes to mind. It's so delicate, light, and airy. Just beautiful!

bobinthebul's picture

Beautiful, a really nice combination of simple and intricate sections, and I agree on the color too.