Monday, January 11, 2010

FO: Betty's Blue Ishbel

Ysolda's Ishbel is such a fun pattern. This was my second attempt, and my first laceweight shawl.

Betty's Blue Ishbel

I really love the end result, and I knit it for a special woman, my grandmother, Betty. Betty is hilarious and kind, and I owe my original sewing education, and probably some of my crafty desires, to her. Knitting for my grandmother is rewarding. It makes me feel good, and I know she'll treasure this shawl.

Modeling the FO

The color is demure and will be a perfect addition to her Sunday wardrobe. She even told me she's planning to wear it to my cousin's wedding next month.

Betty's Blue Ishbel

The shawl seemed to flow more organically for me this time around, even though I was a bit intimidated about working with laceweight.

Pattern: The ever popular Ishbel, by Ysolda.

Betty's Blue Ishbel

Yarn: Malabrigo Lace, Stone Blue, less than 1 skein (probably approx. 450 yards)
Needles: KnitPicks Circular, Size 2
Time: Six weeks (I set this aside to work on other Christmas gifts, for a few weeks)


Recipient: My grandmother (and by the way, that's what I call her: grandmother)
Thoughts/mods/notes: No mods. I knit the large stockinette and small lace. I don't think I could have squeezed out the large lace.

Betty's Blue Ishbel

Blocked lightly. It was a straightforward and gratifying project.


  1. That is beautiful! I know she loved it, and I know she will enjoy wearing it. And I KNOW she is so proud of her granddaughter!!

  2. It looks great! I really love that color.

  3. Beautiful! Perfectly done, I have to say. I'm really loving that ethereal blue color lately, and I'm sure your grandmother will wear it with pride.

  4. very pretty! i love the color. what a beautiful gift for your grandmother.

  5. That is GORGEOUS! Lucky Grandmother!

  6. Wow! So beautiful! You're inspiring me to do more knitting...and less internetting.


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