Tuesday, October 17, 2006


I've finished my version of Icarus, to be known as Little-Icarus.

Pattern : Icarus Shawl by Miriam Felton. Interweave Knits, Summer 2006
Yarn: RYC Cashcotton DK in Apple, 4 balls
Started: Monday 9th October
Completed: Monday 16th October
Satisfaction Level: Mega!
(Thanks go to Karen for the fab photography!)
I am so so pleased with this! I have always loved lacy shawl patterns like this, but never have the patience to knit them in the recommended yarn! So, I've scaled this pattern down, and used a DK weight yarn. If you are interested in doing the same, then I followed the pattern, but instead of repeating the main body of the shawl 5 times, I only did it once. I'm wearing it today, and it feels lovely wrapped around my neck, but without the 'ends' that give a big lump under your jacket! An alternative to a traditional, 'long as you are tall' scarf. I really enjoyed knitting it, I couldn't put it down. The pattern was totally straightforward, even for soemone who doesn't do a lot of lace. I'll do it again, maybe in something shiny, and definately won't shy away from this type of pattern again. Although I must learn not to be such a lazy blocker........


Linnea said...

Lauren says thank you for the sweet compliments. Well, actually she snorted, but I'm taking that to mean thanks.

I love your Little Icarus! I've been keen on knitting one for myself for an upcoming formal event, but the size is a bit daunting. Think I'll give your mini-version a try. Thanks for the modification lesson :)

scarybez said...

That looks fab! I've never really been keen on making lacey shawls before but seeing your Icarus I may well be tempted. I'm a bit of a lazy knitter so DK may be the way forward...

Avrienne said...

Hello from the US!

I think the little Icarus is gorgeous, and I had to say so here so I could also say, small world!

My husband got his Master's at U of Nottingham, and once he was done, we went back to visit our friends there for our honeymoon because they couldn't make it to the wedding. We just love Nottingham! :)

Liz said...

Thank you for the lovely compliment on my sweater (jumper). Your little Icarus is great, what a good idea. Even normal-sized knits like socks take me forever, which is why I've stayed away from lace for so long. I might have to try this!


Nell said...

I love the color. I think it's the weather lately but I'm craving some Spring green!

Annie said...

Wow! It looks fantastic! I've been eyeing that pattern, but was also unsure about the lace weight- round here one needs something a bit more substantial for the cold!- it looks fantastic!!!