Pink lady knits


Clementine (part deux)

When I was in Arizona in March my Grandmother asked me about my knitting. She was the one who taught me to knit when I was about 7 or 8, and so I indulged her with tales of just how far I'd come since knitting clothes hanger covers with her in my childhood. She seemed very proud.

I'd been wanting to knit her something for quite some time, but really had no idea what it should be. She lives in a warm climate so sweaters, mittens, and hats were out. I decided on a shawl, but again wasn't sure what style would suit her. She's never been one for intricate or delicate items. For as long as I can remember she's always had very classic taste in tailoring, and a love of vivid colors and I wanted to create a piece that would do her justice. Also, due to her coloring (she's a natural redhead that has since gone gray) I thought that a beautiful turquoise would do wonders for her.

I settled on a pattern that I'd knit before, The C
lementine Shawlette. I found this pattern so enjoyable the first time I knit it that I was eager to knit it again, but this time I knew I wanted larger needles and a bulkier yarn than I'd initially used. I settled on Berocco Touche, a lovely cotton with gorgeous drape. It was a pleasure to knit with, and wasn't hard on my hands at all (which is usually a problem for me when I'm using cotton.) The pattern was a joy again, and I can honestly say that I could knit one of these a year and be's so relaxing, and the outcome is just beautiful.

Pattern: Clementine Shawlette, IK Knits Spring 2007
Yarn: Berocco Touche (6 hanks)
Needles: #9 Clover Bamboo Circulars

The photo is pre-blocking, and isn't on my Grandmother, but I am hoping for a photo after Christmas, which is when she will receive this. The photo doesn't do this pattern justice, nor does it indicate the sheer size of the beauty, but hopefully the photo I add in later will.

1 comment:

Shelley said...

That color is lovely...

Are you going to Rhinebeck? I'm debating driving up for the day. Let me know, would love to see you!