What could be more amazing than combining lace, cables, beads and cashmere and merino? Almost nothing, in my opinion!
Right before I left for the Sivia Harding knit retreat in October, I finished Rosalind.
You can see the lace, cables and the shimmering beads. I just wish you could feel the yarn! This shawl is knit with The Plucky Knitter Bello. It’s 55% merino and 45% cashmere. When you first look at the skein, it just looks like any other merino yarn. After it’s knit, soaked, and blocked, it has this amazing halo and it feels like heaven. I used two skeins for this project.
The pattern was so well written, with great transitions from one section to another.
I’ve already worn it several times. I’m thinking it will be perfect for Christmas events as well.
By the way, signups are open for Sivia’s spring retreat. The resort was amazing and I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful the food was. Everything was made with fresh, healthy ingredients and they were extremely accommodating for those that are vegetarian or gluten intolerant. Sivia is a fabulous teacher as well as a sweet friend.
Here’s the information, pilfered directly from her website:
The Spring Joy of Knitting Retreat, March 9-14, 2014
Come and join me on beautiful San Juan Island, WA as we knit and relax. We will learn a variety of techniques and projects around the theme of accessories and knitting jewelry. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Space is limited so don’t delay.
And now it’s time for me to get busy.