FO 2010 | Ulmus Shawl

September 28, 2010

Well, this shawl is simply fantastic. Why it took me so long to finish it is beyond me.

FO 2010 | Ulmus

According to my project page on Ravelry, I started this little number in May 2009 when the pattern was released. I was immediately enamored with it, since stripes are kind of a passion of mine and this would give me a chance to utilize 2 skeins of sock yarn from stash to make something so cute.


I went with a skein of Madelintosh Sock in Norway Spruce (oh look. teal. what a surprise) and a skein of Socks that Rock Lightweight in Obsidian (I do love brown), with plans to knit to largest size. And I cast on and knit knit knit for a little while. And then I put it down to start something else, with all intentions of returning to Ulmus shortly…

YIP 2009 | 6.26.09

…and then all of a sudden it’s 2010. I put this project on my stash down list because I really wanted to get it finished and around my neck. That plan proved successful because now it is finished, in all its choqua glory.

I ran out of the Norway Spruce yarn at the end of the border, so I had to omit 2 rows and bind off with some Louet Gems in teal. See? Having a lot of teal yarn really does pay off, eh?

FO 2010 | Ulmus

Size: Largest in pattern
Needle: US 6 – 4.0 mm
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight (Colorway: obsidian)
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (Colorway: norway spruce)
Louet Gems (Colorway: teal)
Mods: Omitted last 2 rows before the bind off

4 Responses to “FO 2010 | Ulmus Shawl”

  1. Andrea Says:

    That is a great shawl. I love the Obsidian color of the Socks that Rock. I’ve been wanting to knit a shawl for myself but never seem to find the time (or motivation). I think I’m afraid if I make it, it’ll end up one of those pretty things I have that are never used. And that would be a shame.

  2. Kara Says:

    It was worth the wait. The shawl is lovely! I am loving the yarn you chose.

  3. Bridget Says:

    Some day I shall steal this when you are not looking.

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