Friday, 29 July 2011

A Winter Queen

 I finally  managed to finish my Summer Queen stole. This was a very interesting stole to knit. It's the first time that I have knitted a stole with a double edging. The main body of the stole is knitted with the yarn held double. When you get to the edging you place a life line in your last row of the main body (I left a KnitPicks cable in)  and then drop one strand of the yarn and continue with one strand for the first edge. Once that edge is completed you pick up the stitches on the life line and knit the second edge.



The stole is nice and long so you can wrap it around you with ease.

As for the stats. The yarn is Morris Empire 2 ply in Midnight Blue and the needle size is 4.0mm.

8 comments:

val said...

Really Lovely... that one is stunning!.. I love the way its nice and big & wraps around the body.

Sue said...

The stole is absolutely gorgeous. What an intriguing way to knit it too, very effective!

Annie said...

A double edging! Something I haven' t tried. Interesting and it makes your scarf even more beautiful!

lunaticraft said...

Stunning! Love the way it drapes.

Mary said...

Oh my gosh that is so beautiful!

DrChopSuey said...

Oh wow... beautiful!

bells said...

what a fascinating way to knit a stole! intriguing and the result is stunning.

MoniqueB. said...

Very Regal! Lóve the blue colour, it makes the pattern come out beautifully.