Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Kikimomonono

I really took my time to blog about my FOs right? Anyways, Kimono was finished before Louise got home, and managed to show her how nice Zephyr is for a shawl project.


Pattern: Kimono from Folk Shawls
Yarn: Jaggerspun Zephyr, Lady Slipper, <4oz
Needle: Inox 3.5mm
Size: N/A
Time to finish: less than 2 weeks.

I did a few more repeats than required since there's more than enough yarn. Zephyr has amazing yardage. I had also switched needle size, 3.5mm has been my favourite size for lace shawls. This stole is not well blocked, which is a little disappointment. All it needs is to be stretched out by the blocking wires. If only someone can send me a set, I would be forever grateful!

I've a few mistake during the beginning, but they were not vital. I did rip back a few rows during of the meetups cuz I mess up the stitch counts. It was painful but still bearable. The pattern only became part of me after 10 repeats, so I would say its an easy pattern to memorise. Mistakes like forgotten yarnovers are easy to fix, so fret not.


13 Loops:

Octopus Knits said...

Lovely!

opportunityknits said...

Hey Lois, we can be shawl sisters, if I'm not mistaken mine is in ladyslipper colour too :)

handknit168 said...

sharp and beautiful. lovely colour.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful - great color. I love this pattern...

Peggy said...

Beautiful! How many yards did you use?

Lis said...

Wow, that looks gorgeous and so complicated!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shawl - there are just not enough hours in the day for all the wonderful lace out there waiting to be knitted!

As for the blocking wires - maybe we can arrange a back and forth swap between the two of us once the "anti-wool" swap is over? That is, assuming the postal gods would let me send a long sknny tube of metal wires half-way around the world!

Just to confirm, your non-wool surprise is on its way!

Have some knitterly fun today - from your swap buddy

Jenn said...

Lois, I could send you blocking wires as well. You're in Singapore, right? Let me know if you need any help. I don't know what I would do without mine.

Sally said...

That's super fast! lovely colour!

Maryann said...

wow wow, this is super gorgeous!

Michelle said...

that's a beautiful shawl!!! i dont think i can manage to finish it within 2 weeks?? bet you're a super duper fast knitter.

Iris G said...

This is so lovely, as always. Great job.

Susan said...

I bought some of the blocking wires and you are welcome to use them, but I have to mail them (or else fold them in half-NOT!) because they are too long to fit in my suitcase :(

 
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