Saturday, February 11, 2012

FO: Tanagra (My First Design Prototype!)

Friday night I bound off the stitches on the prototype of my first ever design! I'm calling the pattern Tanagra.


pattern: Tanagra (look for it around March 10th)
yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, colorway "Fossil"
needles: 8s
raveled: Tanagra

The intro I'm using to describe my pattern is: "This worsted weight shawl features a beautiful lace section and elements from your favorite aran sweater. Worked from the bottom up, it utilizes short row shaping in garter stitch to give it a crescent shape and keep you warm on a chilly day."

It's generously sized: 72" wide and 15" deep at the widest point. I'm really happy with the way it turned out and I know I'll use it all the time. The Shelter yarn is really lofty and has a little bit of darker tweed flecks. I'm looking for pattern testers, so if you're interested, check out this thread on Ravelry!




I find this picture pretty funny because the brick wall I'm standing in front of is the side of the local bank.



Also looks great with a jacket

This shawl is really big and super warm. I verified this: it was about zero degrees with windchill while my boyfriend was taking pictures of me. We'd take photos for about two minutes then I'd get really cold so we'd go sit in the car to warm up again. This is what it's like living in Wisconsin in the winter:

17 comments:

  1. That's beautiful. Congratulation.

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  2. You are so talented!!!! this is beautiful! And Brian took good pictures too!

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  3. That is beautiful! I cannot believe that this is your first design, it looks perfect! Congrats! I cannot wait until it is published!

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  4. Wow, it's awesome! What an great design (and it looks toasty warm!)

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  5. That is very pretty! I hope it gets lots of love in the future!

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  6. Wow, so you not only knit it but designed it? How cool is that? Proud to be your Mom.

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  7. Looking forward to the 10th! Your shawl is really beautiful and it's interesting to see how Shelter knits up.

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  8. congratulation! it is beautiful!!!

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  9. Beautiful! I really like the name; it rolls off the tongue!

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  10. This is so beautiful! Looking forward to the pattern :)

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  11. How beautiful! I'll have to knit something white soon! So popular! Congratulations for this pretty design!

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  12. Looks very nice! I really like the humor in the picture where the lower half of your face is covered. Outside a bank seems very ironic indeed. Did you get any strange looks?
    Carolyn
    http://taleweaversramblings.blogspot.com/
    http://crispychewycrunchy.blogspot.com/

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  13. Gooorgeous! I love scarves that are luxuriously wide! Can't wait for this to come out!

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  14. What a gorgeous scarf! I love it!

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  15. The scarf is gorgeous! I love the lace :)

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  16. Your scarf is lovely! I'm sure it will do very well, congratulations.

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