Friday, March 10, 2006

Litla Hyrna Huldu

The shawl for my grandmother is finished. I used 100 grams of's Baby Silk (80% alpaca/20% silk) and a simplified top-down version of Litla Hyrna Huldu from Three-Cornered & Long Shawls by Halldorsdottir.

Here it is on DD, and Gm is tiny so the shawl should be just about the right size. I worked half again as many repeats in the edging as the pattern (and the required extra in the triangle) since my gauge was smaller than the pattern and I wanted a slightly larger shawl (24" depth, 46" width, just under 26k stitches). I used a smaller than advised crochet hook, too, to minimize the pointyness of the edging. The soft scallops are really nice with this yarn. Quick, easy, and a lovely light-weight snuggler.