Saturday, November 03, 2007

Angel of Darkness Finished


There is not much to say about this project except I adore this yarn and I think Evelyn Clark is brilliant. First the project specs ...

Pattern: Angel Lace Shawl by Evelyn Clark
Yarn: Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette, Pewter
Needles: Knitpicks Options US6s
Finished size: 13 pattern repeats -- 63" wide and 30.5" deep
Notes: The yarn (40% Alpaca, 40% Merino, 20% Silk) is exquisite. I think it was just wonderful for this project (since I like a shawl that can provide a bit of warmth but have gorgeous drape). It was a joy to knit with, it just flowed perfectly. Wouldn't a snug fitting top knit with this be just luxurious?

The pattern is simple and fast to memorize as was my experience with the Leaf Lace Shawl. I was able to go from start to finish in 3 weeks with lots of other non-knitting things going on in my life. I think I want to knit an Evelyn Clark shawl at least once a year. It is just so gratifying.

My gauge was 6.5 spi so my finished shawl was larger than the pattern dictated. I used up about 4 skeins.

After I showed it off a bit here, I donated the shawl to Art 180 for its Art Karma Auction that happens on November 29th. Please tell your friends to come bid on this shawl! I'd love to have it bring in some money for this wonderful organization that brings art to children. I mean really, here in Virginia where standardized testing trumps all else, we need Art 180 desperately.

11 comments:

Bridget said...

It's gorgeous! I love the pattern, but the yarn color really does it for me.

I think it would be hard to part with, even for a good cause ...

Sally said...

It's so pretty Ann. And it is so wonderful of you to donate it to such a good cause!

Anonymous said...

beautiful!

how hard it must be for you to give it up for charity, but I admire your selflessness for a worthy cause.

anne marie in philly

Diana said...

Its fabulous and you're parting with it! Wow! You'll just have to knit another for keeps!
I'd like to try that yarn. I bet it was wonderful.

Dorothy said...

It is beautiful! I would have had as hard a time giving it up as many previous commenters.

Suzanne said...

When gift knitting ends in December....you need to make one of these for YOURSELF! In bright pink of course, so no one can ignore your work (hey, it worked for my Clap!)

SpiderWomanKnits said...

I just bought the pattern for this! Seeing your is even more of an inspiration. Beautiful!

Liz K. said...

Art 180 is an amazing organization, and I have knitted for their auction before. But I knitted a stupid muppet-fur blue scarf for them. This is way better. Its just gorgeous.

Octopus Knits said...

It's lovely! I hope it goes for a lot at the auction : ) Art180 sounds like a great organization.

tiennie said...

It's gorgeous!

nova said...

This is beautiful and so is the action of your gifting it to a good cause!