Battenberg Cake
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July 17, 2013

Battenberg Cake

Project info
Vintage Bouquet by Dani Sunshine
Knitting
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
It was supposed to be a gift but now it's for me!
Small
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
657 yards
Artisan Yarns Silk & Baby Camel Fingering
0.6 skeins = 262.2 yards (239.8 meters), 60 grams
Loop in London, Greater London
madelinetosh Tosh Sock
1 skein = 395.0 yards (361.2 meters)
Loop london
Notes

Addiction, addiction! To the pattern - there will be more - and to both yarns. It’s my first time using Artisan Yarns Silk and Baby Camel Fingering and the result is brilliant. Many have lauded its softness but the sheen and lightweight texture after blocking are worthy of any fairy tale! I’m pretty pleased I mixed it with the Tosh Sock merino; it makes for a pretty effect.

I initially wanted to call this silky, wispy shawl ‘Vanilla and Strawberry Icecream’ but as I was blocking it I heard it whispering ‘Battenberg Cake’ to me. It’s a retro kind of cake for a vintage-styled shawl and the colours are perfect.

Aren’t you a teeny bit tempted to cast on this shawl? :-)

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by madelinetosh
Fingering
100% Merino
395 yards / 100 grams

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by Artisan Yarns
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50% Silk, 50% Camel
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  • Project created: July 20, 2013
  • Finished: July 20, 2013
  • Updated: August 17, 2013