Sunday, September 23, 2007

Lace Shawl by Hazel Carter

During my vacation in Japan, I knitted Hazel Carter's Legends of the Shetland Seas shawl with Lisa Souza hand dyed lace yarn in Sea Foam. Both the pattern and the yarn are just lovely. Actually, I saw the same shawl knit by my longtime internet knitting friend Laura one day this summer and I just fell in love with it. She brought with her many gorgeous afghans and lace shawls, but this Shetland shawl really caught my eyes. Her version was in darker color, called Wild Things, evoking dark stormy seas in northern Europe. I was going to knit it in the same color for myself initially. Then, I realized that my parents will be celebrating their gold anniversary soon. I thought the light sea foam color would be lovely on my mother whose hair is white. I still have a long way to go before I can start the edging as I am still on the center section.

Coming back home, I had to quickly seam up pieces to finish Belén’s cardigan. The pattern is from Phildar Enfants Printemps Été 2007 and the yarns used are Katia’s Sonrisa. We love narrow bands on the sleeves and cute flower buttons.

The back view.

And, Phildar version


  1. Your knitting work is fabulous! Don't you love Phildar patterns? I can't get enough of them! My current knitting project is a gorgeous red jacket from the Collections Automne 1007 book (model #28)

  2. Wow, that is a gorgeous red jacket, sort of similar to Vogue Pattern 2988, although the latter is not double breasted? I totally agree with you about Phildar patterns. I love both women's and children's knit patterns from them.

  3. gorgeous lace shawl and I love that sweater - it's so sweet.