amanda's ishbel

I know I said I wouldn’t start any new projects until I cleared my old ones out. but I also did mention there were a couple of exceptions. and, really, ishbel knits up so fast that it hardly counts as a rule breaker.

pattern: ishbel
yarn: colinette jitterbug, fruit coulis, 1 hank and a smidgen
needles: 4mm
date started: 12.10.09
date finished: 12.21.09

this ishbel isn’t for me, but for my lovely friend amanda, she asked if someone would knit her an ishbel in exchange for a mini quilt. I jumped at the chance, I love amanda’s quilts (and every other project she makes)! just check out her flickr stream.

amanda's ishbel

it actually would have been done sooner, but I ran out of yarn eight rows before the binding off. luckily I have friends in high places that were able to send me another hank that eerily matched. the funny thing is illanna is the one who originally got me the first skein of jitterbug a couple of years ago. so this officially makes her my jitterbug-go-to-person.

amanda's ishbel

I got amanda to choose a yarn from my stash and she went with this pink and purple mix. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this yarn, but I pretty much fell in love with jitterbug and its plump stitches. I knit the small version, but it came out a little bigger than I intended it to. I hope amanda still loves it, I think it’s a nice wrap around size.
now I need to figure out what to knit with the three ounces I have left of it!

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  • Lisa December 24, 2009 at 11:49 am

    The rest of the Jitterbug – Lacey Baktus!

  • Seanna Lea December 24, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    That’s great! I loved knitting my Ishbel, and probably could have squeaked the entire thing out of one skein if I hadn’t decided to make the large one on the fly.
    I would make fingerless gloves or wrist warmers with the leftovers.

  • Virginia December 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the colorway.
    I’m still waiting to knit my first Ishbel. Looking forward to it when I clear out my ridiculously huge backlog.

  • Stephanie January 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    It’s great and I’m so glad you found some yarn to finish it.

  • Oiyi January 8, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    That is definitely an awesome swap!

  • Karen January 10, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Beautiful–Did mine in Wollmeise and love it too. Yours makes me want to knit another.