Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Waves of Grain

This was an easy and relatively quick lace project. In fact, the centre portion was so easy that I made a few minor mistakes when my mind wandered. I had to tink back to correct them. I wasn't entirely successfully either, but what remains is barely detectable. Normally I would have ripped back until I was sure they were 100% fixed, but I had a looming deadline as I wanted to use the scarf in a lace blocking demonstration.

The pattern is "Waves of Grain" designed by Rosemary Hill, knit up in Cherry Tree Hill Suri Lace Alpaca. You won't find this colourway in Cherry Tree Hill's stock. It was originally their "Spring Frost" colourway which is very pretty, but I chose to overdye it to better suit my colouring.

I used just enough blue dye to change the base colour (which was pastel peach, green, and blue) to blue and blue green with occasional hints of blue violet. Very subtle, just the way I like it.

6 comments:

Gail from Surrey said...

Very nice! Love the colour.

AlisonH said...

You did a nice job on the color and the knitting. It's beautiful.

Nicole said...

Very pretty!

Maggie Ann said...

How delicate looking and I love the color. You did a superb job of it. Its a beauty! I'm wanting to try a lace shawl. There are lots of patterns in Spinn-off and Piecework mag. I don't know if they would be too hard for me. My shoulder shawl is almost done...and I am so excited! I've been knitting thru old movies and the 'Waltons' and am surprised at how the edging is 80% done now. I could do a happy dance. Only thing I noticed a hint of tennis elbow...boo hoo. Success is such a good feeling though. Hope you are recovering well from your surgery!

PJ said...

How beautiful is THAT!!!!! Love the little bead work (?) very nice

Surly Temple said...

Help. Please help me. For the sake of my sanity, and the remaining approximate 600 yds of the dry-clean-only luxurious yarn I purchased. How, HOW do you get from 71 cast on to 73 stitches in that first row? I've tried everything. I have gone from soldiering through to pretending it all would end up the same number. What am I doing wrong? I thought it might be a pattern deficit, but your gorgeous production proves that there is no pattern issue, just me. Fer the love. Please, please, PLEASE tell me how you did it? Before I cry. Or launch said remaining yarn into a shop window.