Friday, August 6, 2010
I knit Damson for my Grammie's birthday last February. I love all of Ysolda's patterns, and I completely love her Whimsical Little Knits booklet, so when Whimsical Little Knits 2 was released I ordered it immediately.
I ran out of the main yarn (more about that in a minute), only because I purchased a skein of about 400 yards and the yarn used for the pattern had about 440 yards. I used a cream sock-weight yarn to finish the lovely loopy edging.
Damson by Ysolda Teague; in Whimsical Little Knits 2 (also available through Ravelry and on her website)
Yarn: NH Knitting Mama Fitzwilliam yarn, 1 skein (I think the colorway was Berries? I don't see it on the site currently); Knit Picks Bare yarn for the edging
Needles: US Size 6 24" circular needle
Modifications: I used another yarn, Knit Picks Bare yarn for the edging after I ran out of the main yarn.
I loved this yarn and the pattern--the yarn was beautifully dyed and the pattern was easy to memorize but still interesting to work. As with all of Ysolda's patterns that I have made, it was very well written and the construction was beautifully executed and included interesting details, such as the looped edging and the triangle yarn over pattern. I love these little shawlets because they are pretty quick to knit, too!