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Isn’t that a beautiful name?  It just flows.  I-sau-raaaa.

Isaura Shawl (4 of 8)

I’m in love with this shawl.  I have worn it over and over since I blocked it in January.

Isaura Shawl (5 of 8)

I added little gold beads all along the edge.

Isaura Shawl (8 of 8)

The yarn is absolutely scrumptious.  It’s a dark brown with undertones of bluish gray.  Awesome dye job.  I’d never worked with Spirit Trail yarn before.  Must.  Repeat! I only had about a yard of yarn left when I was done.  For a second there I was nervous that I’d have to rip back a row or two just to bind off!

Isaura Shawl (2 of 8)

The pattern was very easy to follow, although I admit that at first I though the lace was wrong because it’s a staggered lace.  But I went with it and love the result.

Isaura Shawl (1 of 8)

Can I tell you that I’ve wrapped this shawl a million different ways around my neck, tucked under my coat, twisted, etc. and when I shake it out, it still has the original shaped from when I blocked it?  In fact, I took these pictures after wearing it half a dozen times.  See how well the lace holds it’s shape?   LOVE that.

Cristi and I are working on a design together.  It’s been a blast so far.  Stay tuned for more deets!!!


Isaura Shawl

  • Source: Åsa Tricosa (Rav link)
  • Yarn: Spirit Trail Fiberworks “Nona” ~ Merino / Cashmere / Bombyx Silk, 1 skein
  • Color: Toadstool
  • Needles: Sizes US 4 and 5
  • Cost: Yarn – $35, Beads – $1, TOTAL: $36
  • Started: December 13, 2011
  • Finished: January 21, 2012
  • Mods: None.

Rosi Does

Rosi can bake.


Rosi can chat on the phone.

Rosi can knit.

Rosi can model.

Rosi can even salsa (well, too!).

But, Rosi can most definitely NOT pilot an airship. I’ll leave that to Zylphia.

I saw this pattern somewhere in the knit-o-sphere and I KNEW I had to make one. It was a bit slow going at times because: sock yarn + size 4 needles + size 46″ bust = a whole lot of stitches on the needles at once. But OMG is the finished sweater ever so worth it.

I only did the lace insert in the front as I felt it didn’t need it in the back (and it made for a faster knit).

I didn’t gather the neckline with a ribbon. I just let it lay across my shoulders boat-style.

I have to wear a tank under the top so my boobage doesn’t show. Heh.

The sleeve detail is awesome. I love the gather at the top, the length and the bit of lace at the bottom.

The pattern itself is well-written and easy to follow.

I gotta tell you that this is the sexiest sweater that I own. I have worn it ALOT after I made it and compliments abound when people see it. I feel great when I’m wearing it and feel all sexay!!! See my excitement?!

So, Zylphia, have fun on your airship. I’ll continue having fun in other ways!


Zylphia Pilots Her Airship

  • Source: Sunset Cat Designs
  • Size: XL, 46″ bust
  • Yarn: Malabrigo Sock, 2068 yds total
  • Color: Boticelli Red
  • Needles: US size 4
  • Cost: 4.7 skeins at $14.60 per skein = $68.62
  • Started: February 2, 2011
  • Finished: May 16, 2010
  • Mods: See above.