Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Thank You Zsuzsanna Makai

Zsuzsanna Makai and the Ananas Shawl.  Loved making the project.  Thank you so much.

Side note:  Yes, the Freia yarn bleeds a bit when wet washed.  Do not panic.  I've used the stuff enough to know what happens.  And I prefer to rinse out the excess than to have it transfer to my clothing.  Cool water and no-rinse wool wash of your choosing is all that is needed.

 Look at all the little pineapples!  This pattern blocked perfectly and really opened up the stitches.  Because I added a full repeat mine was longer than the 60" of the pattern. 

And that forced me to block the thing on the floor and then I had to crawl around on hands and knees making sure that the point stayed put on the extra towel while I ran the blocking wire through the picots on the wide edge and then I had to pull the width into shape so the little pineapples opened up and the plain rows were actually straighter than in this photo and then re-pin the point and make sure the picots were evenly spaced on the wire and pinned into the mat and then I was tired and I took  a nap.


  1. I need a nap just reading this! Seriously, it's gorgeous. I'm working on a pineapple doily right now. Hope it looks half as good after it's blocked.

  2. Thank you for your kind words, Lenora! I am happy, you like the shawl so much! :)

    1. The pattern is very easy to follow! The shape makes it fun to wear in several different ways. I even figured out that the point can weave through the holes - no shawl pin needed.