Sunset Ishbel

Last week I was lamenting about the other Ishbel I was working on. After hemming and hawing over how much or little I like the variegation in the yarn with this pattern, I have decided not to rip it, but it can stay in my UFO (unfinished objects) drawer for awhile while I work on some other things. Since I only have about 14 rows left to finish it, so ripping it seems like a waste. I really appreciate all of the input from readers on that post.

Instead, I pulled a partially done Ishbel in Araucania Ranco Solid sock yarn (color 105) out of my UFO drawer and decided to work on it so I could satisfy my need to have an Ishbel in my hands sooner than later, and I could get something out of that pile.  I wasn’t sure where I was in the lace pattern so I ripped back to the stockinette and got going. I was off work that day, so I finished all of the lace portion in one day and got it on the blocking board. I love it.

I don’t knit with a lot of red yarns, but I like this shade since it’s more on the orange-red than blue-red spectrum. I made the smaller version of the shawl, doing the lace repeat as A,B,A,C,D,E. Some folks opt to do the small stockinette portion with the larger lace or large stockinette portion with the smaller lace, but I just stuck with the pattern. I have some leftover yarn. I sort of hate having leftovers, but I’ll get over it.

I actually even got to wear this at work one day last week since they keep it pretty cool in this library. The temperature is climbing to the upper 90s and 100 this week, so I’m pretty sure all things wool are eliminated from my wardrobe for now.

50 thoughts on “Sunset Ishbel

    • In the second paragraph the “Ishbel” is a link to the pattern page on Ravelry. You can purchase it as a single pattern or part of Ysolda’s Whimsical Little Knits collection. Here is another link to the pattern.

  1. I think that this colour looks great with Ishbel. I’ve also knitted these lacy shawls in more variegated yarns, and I wasn’t that thrilled with the result. Go with your instinct and rip that sucker. Life is too short to spend all that time on something you won’t love later.

  2. love! I’m so nervous to try knitting lace patterns because I feel like I’m still too much in the beginning pattern stages of knitting. That variegated red is amazing!

  3. What a fanatastic colour! I bet that if/when you finish the other one, it will look like you have two completely different shawls, just by virtue of the yarn choices. Lovely, lovely, lovely. I think I’d carry that around with me even if it were too hot to wear it – there’s always somewhere with a/c on too high.

  4. I love the color of that Ishbel. I don’t even know what an Ishbel is and love stumbling onto new things. Keep up the inspiration, I’ve began “learning to knit” so many times, I hope someday I can finally finish something I begin (I’ve made a fair share of wash clothes!) and very glad to know others have UFO drawers 😉 be well!

  5. Funny how knitting goes, sometimes I’m really excited to start a project, get a few rows in and then……I get bored. I’ve made my own rule: Finish one project before starting another. It worked pretty good for a while and I managed to not end up with a UFO stash. Alas, I now have 3 sets of needles sitting around with projects on them.
    I do love this pattern you’re working and what a wonderful job you’ve done! My vote is that you finish the one that is almost finished and give it to a friend. Can I be your friend????
    Just kidding.

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  7. I have never knit anything, and only stumbled upon this blog (not through stumbleupon, mind you). That being said, this “Ishbel” that you’ve made is really really cool looking. Kudos.

  8. That is so beautiful. Thanks you for sharing. I still want to learn to knit but I’m tackling so many other “I want to learn to…” that it may take awhile to get to it 🙂

  9. Love that color! You are one talented chica. These sort of crafts always ended in knots for me, haha.

  10. This looks gorgeous, you really do have a talent! I used to knit in middle school, but completely dropped it since – you’re an inspiration to start again, it must feel remarkable to wear your own handmade scarf 🙂

  11. Ishbel is one of my favourite patterns! Yours is gorgeous, love it in that yarn .I’ve made three for other people, I think it’s time I made one for myself!

  12. Knitting can be a difficult thing to do even if you’re one heck of an art-freak, i’m thinking of learning at-least the basics this summer! I love how neatly you’ve carried out the job! Way to go!

  13. Very pretty indeed! I’ve been collecting patterns like this one on Ravelry and might even make it the summer project… considering that summer still hasn’t arrived here it might come handy!

  14. Reblogged this on lillelarsen and commented:
    I love these shawls… I’ve been collecting patterns through Ravelry and have been waiting for a good excuse to start one such project. I might even make it my summer vacation project for those chilly rainy sunless summer evenings…

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