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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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    1st June 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Both shawls are so pretty ! And Lily as well !

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    1st June 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Oh my, those are beautiful! Love the new haircut.

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    Mr Puffy
    1st June 2009 at 10:54 pm

    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!

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    1st June 2009 at 11:04 pm

    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!

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    1st June 2009 at 11:27 pm

    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!

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    1st June 2009 at 11:36 pm

    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.

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    t does wool
    2nd June 2009 at 12:38 am

    lovely both,Amanda,but I am partial to the dark as well…and love Lily’s hair!!

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    2nd June 2009 at 12:48 am

    lovely ishbel’s ladies and Lily’s hair is gorgeous!!!

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    2nd June 2009 at 1:18 am

    everything here is beautiful!
    love her hair! and i don’t think i could choose a color!

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    2nd June 2009 at 1:55 am

    gorgeous! beautiful photography and beautiful subjects!

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    2nd June 2009 at 1:57 am

    knitting the same project….what a great idea. and i like the new hairstyle very much!

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    2nd June 2009 at 2:18 am

    Both are beautiful as is Lily’s new do. She’s growing up before our eyes.

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    2nd June 2009 at 2:37 am

    Those are both really lovely! I like Lily’s new hairstyle, too. Oh, to have beautiful, straight hair. 🙂

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    2nd June 2009 at 5:42 am

    They are both lovely and Lily’s new haircut is great!

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    2nd June 2009 at 6:11 am

    Gorgeous and gorgeous again!! Now, I really want to knit one with some Malabrigo Lace I have. Love Lily’s new hair:)

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    2nd June 2009 at 6:20 am

    What a lovely pair of shawls – and I love the idea of a mother and daughter knitalong

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    Rene' Sharp
    2nd June 2009 at 6:50 am

    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!

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    2nd June 2009 at 7:07 am

    i love it! do you think i could manage a few before my nephew’s wedding? lily looks SO grown up and beautiful!

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    2nd June 2009 at 8:02 am

    Love the shawls. Love the new “do”.

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    2nd June 2009 at 11:34 am

    Tha shawls are lovely, especially the green one. And Lily – you look great in this new hairstyle!

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    2nd June 2009 at 11:53 am

    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.

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    2nd June 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Okay, now I have to order that pattern! (gosh darn it) 🙂
    LOVE IT!!

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    2nd June 2009 at 3:58 pm

    What a fun knit along! And with beautiful results.

    Does Lily get to keep both shawls? They seem just the right size for her.

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    2nd June 2009 at 4:19 pm

    oh amanda!
    they are BOTH lovely.
    lily looks so beautiful… an new haircut?!
    and her knitting is AMAZING!!!
    way to go, lily!!!

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    Lisa Q
    2nd June 2009 at 5:15 pm

    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!!

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    2nd June 2009 at 11:56 pm

    both are very pretty Amanda.

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    Knitterella Purl
    3rd June 2009 at 12:33 am

    Wow, they’re very beautiful! Nice yarn choices. Lily’s new hairstyle looks great!

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    3rd June 2009 at 5:45 am

    you guys are such a great knitting team. well done, they are both gorgeous!! love the new haircut too 🙂

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    3rd June 2009 at 12:59 pm

    These are really nice. Great pattern and colours.
    Lily’s hair is sassy! Quite grown up indeed 🙂

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    3rd June 2009 at 1:31 pm

    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?

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    3rd June 2009 at 3:22 pm

    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.

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    3rd June 2009 at 5:59 pm

    wowowow!! Such a clever daughter! Both shawls are gorgeous..I have just finished an Ishbel, it is a darling pattern!

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    4th June 2009 at 3:30 am

    They are both beautiful! She looks so lovely with her grown up hair! Perfect for modeling Ishbel.

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    4th June 2009 at 8:34 am

    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!

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    4th June 2009 at 2:27 pm

    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…

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    4th June 2009 at 5:36 pm

    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.

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    5th June 2009 at 7:15 pm

    They are so pretty! Every version of that shawl is stunning! (and I love Lily’s new haircut:)

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    5th June 2009 at 9:09 pm

    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!

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    6th June 2009 at 6:24 am

    These are beautiful! And Lily looks lovely too, nice haircut!

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    6th June 2009 at 7:28 pm

    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!

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    8th June 2009 at 9:26 am

    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.

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    9th June 2009 at 5:32 pm

    You two are amazing. I am still just beginning mine and you are already moving on. They turned out beautifully.

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    9th June 2009 at 11:28 pm

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

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    19th June 2009 at 1:55 am

    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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    5th July 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Oh no! Lily’s gotten herself into lace! Great job Lily and Mom. It’s wonderful that you two can knit together like this.

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