Friday, 27 July 2012

FO: Ishbel.

Oh, Ishbel... Such beautiful shawl. Over eleven and a half thousands projects on Ravelry can prove it. I always wanted to knit one and now that I did, I'm sure I will knit another. And another. It's simple but very effective.

This one here is for my mother-in-law. I knit it as my birthday gift for her. I didn't managed to finish it before we went to Italy but now it's done, blocked and ready to be shipped. I hope she likes it.

I just love the way it turned out to be. I love its color. When I asked my mother-in-law what was her favorite color, she said: "Tutte sfumature di blu" (all shades of blue). The choice wasn't easy for me: I wasn't sure if she would prefer deep blue or more vivid shade but when I saw this yarn I knew it would suit her.

The yarn I used is Ararucania Ranco Solid. I wasn't sure if one skein will be enough for a large size of the shawl so I did the small size. I ended up using around 70g out of 100g skein; it might have been enough for a large size then. I really don't like when I'm left with some odd amount of yarn, I never know what to do with it.

The lace pattern is easily memorable and not very complicated but I did manage to mess it up few times. I had to unravel few rows every now and then and there is nothing worse than undoing lace row (going backwards one stitch at a time). I could have finished this shawl much quicker if it wasn't  for those mistakes...

Project notes:
Pattern: Ishbel by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Araucania Ranco Solid, 70g
Needles: 4mm/ US6

More photos on my Ravelry project page.


  1. you have done an incredible job! love the photos. well done! i know your mother in law will adore it! xo

  2. stunning, Kasia. I've never seen finer and more beautiful knit lace.

  3. The delicate details of a master piece created with love. She is going to LOVE it, color and all!!! The color is a perfect color for all seasons very rich. I hope you and baby are feeling well. xo

  4. Like you I tend to knit things after a million others have already cast on. Ishbel is on my list. I love your color choice. It is just beautiful!

  5. That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!!! How do you have the patience!! You are so amazing. That is just beautiful and perfect. xoxo