Tuesday, 14 October 2008

FO: Secret of the Stole III

This wonderful knit has sadly come to the end. But I'm very pleased with the end product.









I knitted this in Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 2 ply called Vanilla. I used 3.75 mm circular needles and size 8 clear crystal beads.

I had a moment of panic when I went to block the stole because several pink blotches appeared on the stole. Fortunately they washed out but I have no idea what caused the colouring.

I also have no idea of the name of the stole! It makes me think of starry nights when I see the beads glinting in the light but at the same time I think of snowflakes, clouds and flowers and funnily enough, brides! Whatever it is I like it and I want to thank the designer Nautical Knitter for a great stole.

This stole is going to go to my neighbour for her 70th birthday. I hope she enjoys wearing it as much as I enjoyed knitting it.

8 comments:

Nautical Knitter said...

I have really enjoyed following your progress with this stole. You do wonderful work! The stole is just beautiful!

limestone coasties said...

wow! its all finished and very pretty - you amaze me being able to do lace projects this large, maybe one day i will be in your league ;)

so have you found out the name of the stole yet? Im sure your neighbour will love it.

Mary said...

That looks wonderful ! Glad the pink came out, whatever it was.

Congrats on a job well done.

Amanda said...

Thanks Nautical Knitter.

Amanda said...

Thank you Limestone Coasties. If you like knitting lace then the size of the project doesn't matter. I don't think I'll find out what the name of the stole is until the weekend. I'm so curious!

Amanda said...

Thanks Mary - me too!

Baruch said...

A beautiful end product which I'm sure your neighbour will wear with pride

Netty said...

It looks so beautiful - a wonderful stola!