Tuesday, May 30, 2006
No, it's not one of those wedding shawls. I don't have the concentration or the year out of my life to make one of the fabled Stonington shawls thin enough to pass through a wedding band. However, I do have a long time friend getting married this June, and she's going to wear it at her wedding reception. Let's face it. It's quite an ego boost to have something you've made be a part of one of the most important days of someone's life, especially when it's someone you really love.
I sent her these WIP pics so she can match it with her outfit. I wish I had the time to make something at least a little more intricate, but at least it looks pretty. It's about a foot and half wide, and should be a little over 4 feet long when I'm finished.
It's two skeins of Kid Silk Haze (70% mohair, 30% silk) knit in feather and fan on size 10 needles. I had never done feather and fan before, and it's amazingly simple. (But don't tell the non-knitters that, I want them to be impressed.)
Here's how it goes:
Multiple of 18 stitches, a garter stitch bottom is nice (I did 4 rows)
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: * (K2tog) x3, (yo, K1) x 6, (K2tog) x3, * repeat from * to end
Row 4: Knit
Repeat until desired length. Amaze and astonish your friends.
Now the trick is just getting it done before the June 24th deadline.