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les Abeilles by Anne Hanson – a mini triangle shawl

August 5, 2010

This was my first triangle shawl and I absolutely loved knitting it.  I have done a number of Anne Hanson, Knitspot, patterns now and les Abeilles is definitely up to her standards – well written and so pretty.

The colour, Peony, is a big departure for me, as was the yarn; first time I tried Sunshine Yarns Sunsilk, but I love both… just not too sure it’s the right colour for my skin!  I knit the mini and think it is the perfect size to compliment, not overwhelm, an outfit–and/or just right to add a little neck warmth!

This was a very quick knit and looks WAY more complicated than it actually is… the pattern is mostly comprised of knitting, purling, decreasing (ssk & k2tog) and yarn overs.  No tricky stitches.  I think this would be a great beginner lace project.  FYI – I used stitch markers between every repeat and, after the setup rounds, had no issues with the math–this might have been overkill, but I didn’t have to rip back, not even a single row.

I believe I bungled the grafting at the end–the kichener stitch and I are not on friendly terms and this time was no exception to our mutual dislike.  Oh, well, I think it is still totally pretty and a very unique construction.  I will be knitting this pattern again, very soon, probably in a darker yarn.

As to who will be the lucky recipient of this les Abeilles?  Hmm… I’m not too sure, it is awfully pretty…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2010 8:24 AM

    It is beautiful! I’m thinking of making this pattern using the same yarn, only in orange!

    • September 11, 2010 8:45 AM

      Beverly – I almost bought that orange instead! The pattern is great (I think I will make at least one more) and the yarn is lovely!! Enjoy!

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