January 23, 2012

Kiri Shawl IV

Filed under:Finished Objects,Shawls,Stash Down — Aileen @ 12:17

There has been an awful lot of mindless knitting the last few months. I knit almost constantly when we watch tv but unfortunately for you guys, most of it is pretty bland stuff. I’m starting to break out of my funk, though, starting with this.

I finished it on Saturday but it’s not blocked out yet. It’s pretty huge.

Pattern: Kiri shawl (my fourth now, I think).

Needles: 4.5mm. I used those new Cubix needles from Knitpicks that have edges like a pencil. I find them very comfortable but not necessarily for every project.

Yarn: 3 balls of Drops Kid Silk. I got mine at Love to Knit in Bray but I see that The Constant Knitter has lots of colours too.

I’d never used this yarn before so I was interested to see how it would compare to the seemingly incomparable Rowan Kidsilk Haze. Overall, very well. It is constructed a bit differently, so the strand of silk is apparent. This is quite nice, actually, and gives a nice pearlescent sheen.

And, of course, costing about half of what the Rowan usually is, the price was right – I just wanted the colour. I’ll post more photos when it’s blocked.

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1 Comment »

  1. That’s interesting about how the Drops Kid Silk compares with the Rowan, I was wondering about that myself! Love the Drops prices.

    Comment by Mairin — January 23, 2012 @ 23:31

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