Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Summer Lace: Silvester

I have managed to finish my Silvester in time for Christmas. If you need a really quick and easy project then I highly recommend this one.

The stole measures 155 cm x 51 cm (61"x 20"). The yarn is Bendigo Woollen Mills 2 ply lace and the needle size is 4.5mm.

This was the first time that I knitted a stole on the bias and I must say I do like the effect. An additional bonus was not having to pick up stitches or having to knit on a border or edge. You simply cast on and knit from corner to corner. You can knit as many pattern repeats as you like. I knitted 5 repeats for this stole.

I tried photographing the stole in all kinds of light in order to capture the colour of the yarn and this final photo finally gives a truer reflection of the colour.

And now on to a bit of fun. Denise from Knitting in the wild is having a lace yarn competition. She has signed up for 10Shawls2010 and is looking for pattern suggestions. Why don't you hop on over and give her a few suggestions? Oh and while you are there be sure to check out her lovely completed lace projects.

I hope you all have a lovely time over the Christmas holidays.


sue said...

Oh it is gorgeous Amanda! I like both colors of the shawl, the red looks quite nice even though it isnt the true color! I must get organised and see if I can find some more of the Bendy sock yarn for you too, I found one ball. I will contact you during January when I find it.

Mary said...

That is so pretty!! What a wonderful stole, have you picked out a place to wear it yet? (Somewhere with air conditioning as I am sure it is still too warm there for a shawl!)

LenaL said...

Oh, what a lovely stole! It's really beauteful.

Wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Metta said...

Your Silvester is really gorgeous! It looks nice in all the colours. Now I regret I didn´t join this KAL. I think I will have to buy the pattern from Anna (Knit & Knag).

I wish you A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2010!

Bells said...

that's fantastic! I've never seen that pattern and nor have I used BW laceweight. I'm intrigued by both. Well done. Knitting on the bias is so effective isn't it!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Oh, that is lovley.
Merry Christmas.
Your knitting skills are amazing.

lunaticraft said...

Stunningly beautiful! Your lace work is always so inspiring.

Anni said...

Liebe Grüße Anni from Germany