The first FOs for 2008

Remember yesterday when I mentioned that I had a couple of FOs ready to show off? Well, here they are!

First up, as usual, it’s one of my shawls…

Innocence
Pattern | Kiri
Yarn | Colourmart 100% cashmere in white
Needles | 4.5mm circulars (very loose cast off by using 7.5mm needles)
Modifications | A sprinkle of beads here and there…

Lacey leaves, anyone?

Beady gems!

This, I hope, will be mark the beginnings of a new venture in lace knitting. I’m planning on coming up with my own designs and have started work on a modified shawl. It should be ready for showcasing before the wedding dinner…or maybe I shouldn’t that optimistic!

It took me a month to finish this second FO and I’m more than pleased with it. Here’s why…

Entrelac Scarf
Pattern | Entrelac Scarf by Allison LoCicero
Yarn | Patons SWS (Stripes) in Natural Navy
Needles | 5mm bamboo straight
Modifications | The wrong side is lined with a stretch of satin-y cloth

The 1st entrelac scarf - all lined & ready to wear!

The handstitched satin-y lining...

Just for information sake, the scarf measures approximately 60 inches long and 8 inches wide after blocking.

I decided to line the wrong side simply because the yarn feels a little scratchy and I really didn’t want to frog the whole project. The cloth came from some leftover bits I got back from the tailor who did my dinner outfits, and I salvaged as much as I could from it. After some measuring and tacking, the material was handstitched to the blocked-out scarf.

All in all, I’m happy…it’s the new year!!! Oh, did I mentioned that I’m so pleased with the scarf that I’ve started another one but this time in pink-violet-green/gold?

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4 Comments

  1. hi..where I can find knitting neddle and yarns? ..some store only got crochet needle and standard yarn..i have no idea where to find it..

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