Monday, January 07, 2008

Moonshadow Stole

Here it is, Moonshadow, which took less than a month (including waiting time for additional yarn to arrive). The pattern calls for beads at the edgings, mine's without since it's one of my 'office shawls' that are better left simple with no fussy attachements.
I wanted a thick and dense stole so have used a fingering weight yarn but am sure the design will turn out even more exqusite with a laceweight.
Have totally fallen in love with the easy pattern although it looks complicated when knitted. Am already planning to knit another one in a plain and darker colour laceweight.
The knitting is done lengthwise and at times it feels like the stole hasn't grown much, but then you get to admire it in full length with 2 circulars.
Pattern: Moonshadow stole-Sivia Harding (without beads)
Yarn: Fingering weight, Winemix colourway, 100% cashmere from Colourmart
Size: 21" x 72" (after blocking)
Amount: 1100 yds
Needles: 3.5 mm
Another view of the the side and bottom edgeing.

8 comments:

Rena said...

I love your stole - and the color is so pretty. I hope to be able to start this after my eye surgery later this month. May miss the groups help, but will read and keep all of the good tips.

Annie said...

wow this is gorgeous! i like the colour.. haha now i am so tempted to CO this stole after the long break!

opportunityknits said...

It's beautiful, the colour, the lace and you finished it so quickly!

Pr3tty* Knitty~ said...

Its pretty! I love the color! definitely the lace pattern is gorgeous too! Great Job!

Edna said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the color and I love this pattern. It turned out very nice.

Joanne said...

Your stole is stunning!

Doreen said...

Beautifully done. Nice colour too.

Emily said...

Looks beautiful!!

I'm considering this yarn for a shawl project, would you say the color is more accurate in your pictures (more of a burgundy) or in Colourmart's pictures (more red)?