Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pumpkin Picking Shawl

 
I finished up my "Pumpkin Picking Shawl". The pattern is Samen by Stephen West. I decided to call it my Pumpkin Picking Shawl because while I was knitting it the Fall colors made me want to go pumpkin picking.  Blue thinks I did a good job :)
 






I really loved knitting this shawl. I did most of the knitting on the road. We have taken some day trips lately and I took it with me everywhere we went. It is a very easy travel knit.


The yarn I used was Shibui Cima. It is a 70% superbaby alpaca, 30% fine merino wool. The yarn is held doubled and the finished knit is so incredibly soft. I love it is so much and I know I'm going to get a ton of use out of it.  I got the yarn from Chelsea Yarns.  The colors I used were Poppy, Mineral, Clay, Field, & Caffeine. I used one skein of each, but I had to cut the last garter ridge short 2 rows or else I was going to run out of Poppy (bright orange). I also made a mistake on one of the wedges. I forgot to do an additional repeat. But I am calling it a happy mistake because I was very glad to stick to one skein of each color.


In alpaca news this little guy has a name. Meet "Arrow".

 
Melody on the left and Spicy in the middle are both due soon, so we are sticking close to the farm and hoping for some healthy little crias any day now.
 
 

 
Happy Knitting! I hope you have a great day.

Joining with Ginny's Yarn Along

18 comments:

Leanne Coppola said...

Great.....another project I now want to knit......

Leanne Coppola said...

Great.....another project I now want to knit......

little olive said...

i really love the colors!!!!!

Knitting Diva said...

What a lovely shawl you have knitted and don't you just love West patterns! Lovely pics too!

Cheers
Dawn

Knitting Diva said...

What a lovely shawl you have knitted and don't you just love West patterns! Lovely pics too!

Cheers
Dawn

Debbie said...

so pretty and versatile, love the colors....love it as a scarf!!

would be great for apple picking also ;)

Nancy said...

I could use a shawl like that in the mornings here -- it's been very chilly! Might be visiting an alpaca farm in a couple of weeks -- just for fun!

fjord girl said...

Stunning!
Art.
What a lovely shawl- that pattern is just so unique- really like the colors you chose. Your alpacas have been on my mind....they are the cutest.

Lori ann said...

it's beautiful andee! and so cute with the alpacas in the photos!

lollyknits.com said...

I want more pictures of baby alpacas!!!! Eeeeeeeeee!

Jarka said...

beautiful photos and aaaw Arrow is so adorable! if I lived somewhere close, I'd sneak to your farm and just cuddle with the alpacas all day until someone would kick me out and then I'd sneak in again and cuddle and cuddle more :D they're just too cute!

Jessica Snell said...

that pink and grey is a color combo I never would have thought of, but it looks lovely! I love how my creative horizons widen when I look at yarnalong posts. :)

sustainablemum said...

What a beautiful shawl, love the colour combination :)

Cathie J said...

What a beautiful shawl and the alpaca pics are great.

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful shawl, the colours are gorgeous. Deb x

Beegirl said...

Absolutely beautiful! Shawl and the photos..! Found you via yarn along. Have a great weekend!

Andi said...

You color selections are always spot on. What a beautiful knit, Andee!

thecrazysheeplady said...

You are an amazing knitter. Lovely, lovely pictures.