Monday, March 26, 2007

So many Melons...

After finishing my variation of the Melon-Stitch-Shawl I had to wait some rainy days just to take this picture finally in the bright sunlight which makes the colours come out so summer and fruity.

Material:
7 balls of Venezia Color from Lang Yarns, shade 162, 50% mohair, 50% acrylic, 130m/50gr

Needles:
5mm circular (1m)

Finished dimensions:
approximately 2,30m long and 55cm wide

Variation:
I worked garter stitch edges (7 stitches on both sides and 12 rows at the beginning and the end of the shawl).
In wrong side rows I worked the melon stitch completely by purling - instead of k2tog I worked p2tog.

It was a quick and easy knit at least because I made an easy border. But I am very happy with this simple outcome. The colours are so dominating that - to my taste - another border would not fit better. Nevertheless the shawl is really an eyecatcher, isn't it?

If you like to see more pictures then you may have a look at this post or on my knitting-blog.
I look forward to your comments.

Happy knitting
Susanne from Germany

7 comments:

Anni said...

I love it. The colours are stunning. I love bright colours like that. I'd be thrilled to have this in my wardrobe. You must be so pleased.

Laura said...

It's fabulous!

Brenda said...

Very beautiful! Congratulations! I agree the simpler border is better when the color is so bright.

Ina said...

Love your melons reclining in the sun!

Cynder said...

I love it! The color is so beautiful!

cindi said...

It looks great with the simple border! Love the bright color, too!

Artis-Anne said...

That is lovely and such bright colours. I have just started the border on Melon ,think it might take longer than the centre panel !!but I do like your changes