Tuesday, May 29, 2012

FO: Annis Shawl.

I haven't posted at all about this project because it was for my mom, but I gave it to her yesterday so now I can finally post some pictures!

My mom can't wear any animal fibers because they irritate her skin, so when she came to visit me during this year's DFW Fiber Fest, I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to find any yarn that would work for a project for her. We found Fiber Lady's booth, however, which was filled with lovely skeins of bamboo. My mom picked out a skein of yarn that she liked and I promised to make her a shawl out of it.

This pattern had something I had never tried before: nupps! It took me a while to get comfortable purling 7 stitches together to create each nupp, but I eventually got the hang of it. Other than that, the only problems I had knitting this up were cat-related, but nothing too tragic.

Pattern: Annis by Susanna IC
Yarn: Fiber Lady Chiku in Caramel Fudge Sundae
Needles: US 8
Ravelry Project Page: Link

Thanks to my mom for letting me take pictures of her wearing the shawl.