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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

More Amazing Lace

I wasn't going to reveal this design yet but when I blocked this I just had to share pics as soon as possible. It's called Two of a Kind and will include two varieties of the pattern. Pixie has kindly test knitted one version in Cashmere Lace for me and again she was superquick. I sent the yarn and pattern to her just before I went on holiday and the shawl arrived back yesterday. I was amazed when I blocked it as it doubled in size. It's turned out to be a generous size and it's so light and airy, yet warm in the cashmere. In fact, we went out for my mother in laws 70th birthday meal tonight and I was wearing a top with the same red colour in it as the shawl so I slipped the shawl on too and I was glad i did as it was a bit chilly in the restaurant.

I'm working on the other version in Luscious Lace but I'm only halfway through. Pixie's version has the flower lace in the middle and leaf lace each side and is worked in stocking stitch. My version has the leaf lace in the middle and the flower lace each side and I'm working mine in garter stitch. I prefer stocking stitch though. Although it'll be interesting to see what mine looks like when it's blocked.

The construction is 3 triangles and it's worked from the back of the neck down and outwards, starting with just a few stitches.

And a few close ups of the pattern, taken during blocking.
The pattern will be for sale on my Etsy site soon. This pattern is also likely to be used for the Lace Variety Club sometime during the first 3 months.

12 comments:

randi K design said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your lace knitting is absolutely georgeos!!Wow!!

Pixie said...

Oh my what a difference! from when it left me..
I am amazed at how much its grown and bloomed..
I am sure yours will look just as good, when the magic part is done.

Good to know too that is was warm enough for you to wear out last night and Happy Birthday to your MIL.

It was pure pleasure knitting this one and look forward to doing more

Sarah said...

That is a really beautiful shawl - great designing and great knitting from Pixie.

Shelley said...

What a gorgeous shawl! The pattern is simply stunning!

Tama said...

That is absolutely beautiful! Your shawls are gorgeous! You really have a talent for designing.

Chrissy said...

Beautiful! You did a phenomenal job with the design.

Beate said...

OH Anni!!
this shawl is beatiful, just georgeous.
can not wait till you put in on etsy.

Amanda said...

Very pretty! I like the look of the three triangles together.

Probably Jane said...

Fabulous work, Anni - I love the shape - very original.

Anni said...

Thank you everyone. The shawl is even more beautiful in real life.

psalm127 said...

Oh its beautiful Anni! Great job I will be looking for it when its on etsy.

Ria said...

It's beautiful! I know those words can't quite do it justice, but sometimes they're the best words I can come up with. :p