persuasion

Ah, such a fitting name – these last days have been very Austen-y. I’ve been watching movies based on her books and I’ve actually ordered a collection since I have to admit I’ve never read even one of them! Though I have seen a live production of Sense and Sensibility.

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Anyways. The owner of this quite beautiful name (though the meaning might not be as nice) is the pattern of a garter stitch shawl with a lace border. When I looked at the pattern pictures I coudn’t really figure the lace edge out and I have to admit that I still don’t get it even now when it’s finished. I don’t think this was good pattern at all, simply because it wasn’t very harmonious to work. I had to make this shawl in a time crunch and if I hadn’t I would have frogged an chosen another pattern. Fortunately the entirety of it looks good enough for me.

So far this is the largest project I’ve made with homespun yarn! The minute I saw this roving I fell in love with its’ summery but still icy look and when I bought this dress I knew I had to make something to match with it. Since I only hade a finite amount of the roving I wasn’t able to make it as big as the pattern read but thanks to my superb math skills I figured it out and could make the lace with the stitches I had and the size was good enough after blocking.

The yarn is in a merino and silk blend, I think it was 70/30 but I might be wrong. I bought it on a little farm nearby Örebro here in Sweden. If you for some reason want to make your own persuasion you can find the pattern here and a link to my ravelry project page here.

My brother helped me to take some pictures. He’s good with a camera but you know how it gets when a non-knitter takes pictures of knitting. They care way too much about the face.

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Peace out!