Sunday, December 16, 2007

wrapping up

My finished Shetland Triangle is all that I hoped it would be... graceful, warm, and stunning in a subtle way. The Artfibers Ming was wonderful, and such a treat to use. The silk gives it a wonderful drape, and the merino holds it together, so I'm not too worried about it stretching like made.

Pattern: Shetland Triangle by Evelyn Clark, from Wrap Style.
Yarn: Ming, from Artfibers; 4.5 skeins
Needle: size 7 Addi
Modifications: different yarn, obviously, from the recommended laceweight. It seems that I love knitting lace, but not with the super-skinny yarn that one so often needs to use. Perhaps with more practice on the lace part with heavier yarn, I'll slowly be able to introduce the skinny stuff and succeed. I did more repeats of the pattern (13 to the suggested 8), and stopped because I wasn't sure if I could eek another repeat out of the yarn that I had left. The blocked size is 60" across and 30" deep, so I'm completely fine with how it turned out.

That edging! So lovely.

The peacock feather motif looks great in these colors. It rocked my office holiday party at the UN Delegates Dining Room!


Dipsy Doodle said...

I'm totally stunned by how beautiful this turned out! The yarn you've been using looks every bit as heavenly to work with as you described it, and I so love that colorway! And the pattern is ever so gorgeous too! Congratulations on a really fantastic achievement!

~Kristie said...

NICE JOB! Did you get the "I can't believe you made that" comments? Well, you should have. It's a stunner!