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…
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…
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…
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
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?