It’s a bit of a knitting blog cliche at this point to gush about how great the Ishbel pattern is, but I can’t help myself. This is the most amazing looking thing that I’ve knit so far, and it was easy enough to be finished in a week.
Pattern: Ishbel by Ysolda Teague (Ravelry link for pattern)
Yarn: Marisol Tupa (50% wool, 50% silk) in color 801, Gold
Needle: size 3/3.25mm 24 inch Addi circs
This isn’t as lacy as most of the Ishbel’s that I’ve seen on Ravelry, since the yarn is a DK weight and I didn’t use a very large needle. I wanted something that would be a bit warmer for wearing around my neck in the cold, since I’ve never really worn a shawl.
I love how this turned out, and I do hope to make another one soon, probably more like the lacier versions. I have two weddings to attend next summer/fall, and something like this would be great over a summery dress.
I got the yarn in the sale bin at the Sow’s Ear, probably because the color is not for everyone. I like the color, especially in contrast with my black winter coat, though now that I think about it, the color is dangerously close to one of the colors of my high school. Blech. I’m just trying to forget that association and enjoy the bright colors. We’re in the midst of a snowstorm now that has already caused mass panic in Southeastern Ohio.
I didn't want to actually go outside for the picture - we're in the midst of a snowpocalypse right now.
I don't see myself wearing it like this, but it surely does look amazing.
Many thanks to Jake for the photo shoot. We had a bit of fun with Bunny and Walter who get very excited by the wrist cord that is attached to the camera:
I'm not sure if she just got stuck in the cord or really wanted to hold onto it.
Walter really enjoyed Ishbel too - she wanted to eat/claw it.
I just love this expression.
This expression, however, shows Walter at her angriest.
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