Earth and Sky

Here are some photos of the man-shawl I just finished last week -- Earth & Sky by Stephen West. Knitted up on size 6 circulars with DK weight Shepherd's Wool (Seabreeze, Frosty Blue, and White).

I really loved working on this project. It was my first venture into intarsia. The only thing that really was a pain was the 450+ stitch count per row towards the end. I'd get exhausted after just one or two rows of knitting.

With the left over yarn I have begun a pair of fingerless mitts. Thanks to Jenni, Terri and Catherine at the Twisted Loop Yarn Shop, it will be my first project knitted using the magic loop. I am going to be so sad to leave Minnesota and that yarn shop behind in just a few short months. My knitting has really flourished here. But I'll take what I've learned where'er I go.

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Bill's picture

Ian, that's handsome!

CLABBERS's picture

Ian, you look mighty dapper in that shawl. That's a lot of knitting. I know what you mean about getting tired with such large rows. I am making a sweater now that has 393/round (circular US7). I have made several smaller projects now and then just to get something started and then finished. Then back to the seems endless. Persistence, however, pays off in the end. I am very impressed that you blocked it with such perfectly straight sides. How did you do that?

The color choices are perfect. Well done...most definitely a labor of love.


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is a marvelous bit of knitting. It looks very nice on you, as well. Congratulations.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kerry's picture

Lovely even knitting Ian and it looks good on you. Best wishes for a Happy Easter.

AKQGuy's picture

You did a wonderful job with that shawl and it's colors look great on you as well. great work. I hope you find many more great knitting shops on your life's travels and keep in touch with the friends you have made there in Minnesota.

Nehkhasi's picture

Great piece of knitting! Love the colors and it looks good on you!