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Pattern:  Ishbelby Ysolda Teague.

Yarn:  Green – Posh Yarn Claudia 4-ply.  February sock club yarn.

Purple – Posh Yarn Eva 2-ply lace.  Tirade shade.

Needles: 3.5mm for the green.  4mm for the purple.

Modifications:  Knit stocking stitch segment for small size and lace portion as for large size.

We’ve just had a week in the Lake District and Lily and I decided to have a mini Ishbel KAL whilst we were away.   The green version is mine and the purple Lily’s.  We both totally love them.

This photoshoot gives Lily a chance to show off her new hairstyle.  A bit more grown-up I think.

I love how this looks tied around Lily’s dress.

We’re on a bit of a shawl kick here at the moment.  I’ve just cast on an Ulmus too – be back with photos of that later in the week.  :)

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Categories: family, knitting


  • Mr Puffy

    Both shawls are lovely, but I must admit I’m a bit more partial to the purple! Hum. I have a skein or two of sock yarn hanging about what to do what to do…..

    BTW, Lily’s new haircut suits her very well!

  • MaryjoO

    gorgeous examples of Ishbel — I’ve just started one in summer cotton and I think your examples show much more elegance! It is a NICE pattern, too!

  • sixtyfourstitches

    they’re both gorgeous. my favourite colours are purple and green so i’m struggling to pick a favourite. i just got a similar haircut too, so i’m another fan of that! if you’d just posted the pictures without saying that it was your own knitting, i would have been fully convinced they were “official” type photos for the pattern. she should be a model!

  • sue

    Oh they are both gorgeous. Your daughter really amazes me each time I see her projects. It must be so much fun knitting together. Her haircut does make her look much more grown up too, so nice. I love the purple color on her too.

  • Rene' Sharp

    Once again a gorgeous post by the two of you!! Amanda, your photography skills are awesome, you have outdone yourself with these ones, definitely my favs so far. I love these shawls, both are beautiful, and Lily’s new haircut suits her down to the ground. She really is looking grown-up!

  • Roobeedoo

    Love them both! I too am knitting this pattern, but your yarn choices are much better than mine! I will definitely have to try again when I am finished the current one.

  • Lisa Q

    wonderful job the two of you!!! I love them both, it’s amazing what a difference the yarn and color makes, almost like two totally different projects. I love that you can have a knit along together! And Lily, the hair is so great! Love it!!

  • periwinkle

    I can’t decide between the 2 – both gorgeous . The new hairstyle is definately more grown up , but still very cute. We were in the Lakes last week too – Ullswater . It’s gorgeous isn’t it?

  • raina

    Such cute shawls and so feminine. Love the new hairstyle -definitely grown up. I love them both. The purple looks a little dressier and the green would be amazing with jeans and a cute t-shirt. You two are soooo talented.

  • Alison

    Both are really beautiful, difficult to pick a favourite. I have this on my to do list and am dying to have a go.

    Love the haircut too!

  • BlackPurl

    Wow, your two shawls have completely changed my mind about knitting Ishbel. I thought it was lovely, but it hadn’t floated my boat, but now I think I may have to knit it. Lily’s hair is fantastic! I still say modelling…

  • Anna

    Fabulous, both of them! I’m itching to cast on for a new shawl too at the moment, but I’m caught in a waiting-for-the-perfect yarn trap! Lily’s new haircut is gorgeous too – very elegant.

  • jasmine

    Lovely haircut and very cute shawls! I really like the jewel-coloured version – it almost looks like it should be found on a coral reef!

  • Daniela

    Lily: you are fantastic!!! Your new hairs cut is wonderful!!! And you seems a little woman in these pics!!
    Regarding the shawls: gorgoeus! i love their patterns and colors!

  • asti

    Clever girls ! I couldn’t even finish my Monkeys on holiday (nearly though……;).
    The shawls are so pretty and delicate. Love the hair too Lily.

  • Brenda

    Those are beautiful! A great haircut for Lily too! I’d cut back on the stockinette too to do the lace.

  • Renee

    Gorgeous Ishbells! What a lovely new hair cut, it suits you really well, Lily!
    I must say I’m very partial to the green one… green is my favourite colour.

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