Friday, May 14, 2010

{Finally! An FO To Show You!}

Between the end of school and this massively hard lace pattern that I chose, it's been a LONG time since I've shown a finished knitted garment! But... for you dear friends in the blogosphere... I have for you...

My Haruni!! Here's me modeling:

And here's a close up of just the center pattern, which is my absolutely favorite part of this shawl:

So... I think I've told you guys before that I decided to do the body a stockinette stitch.  I like the look of it and stuff... BUT.  I sorta mis-read part of the instructions.  Oh don't worry, I got my stitch count correct, but I accidentally did the center increases *every* row including the purl side, instead of just on the knit side as I should have.  I didn't realize this until almost the end when I was blocking my knitting and it has a kind of weird triangle shape. lol

It's not quite as wide as you would expect it to be. hehe  I don't think there's anything wrong with it, it's just not quite the shape that I thought it would turn out or the shape my sister was expecting (since this was going to be knit for her).  Not sure where it'll end up but man oh man am I proud of this one!

It was a pretty easy knit too. Basically after I had Hope's help sorting out the charts (Thanks, Hope!) it was pretty smooth sailing.  Until I got to the bind off, which is a weird crochet bind off.  This was the new skill I learned with this scarf!  It was a K3together (with your crochet needle) and then chain 6 in to that stitch. Then you K3together again and pass the last of your chain stitches over and then chain 6.  I was pretty confounded. hehe

I've already cast on for a quick baby sweater in worsted cotton and I'm zooming through it now. More pics tomorrow on that! :)


  1. WOW! Can't believe how gorgeous it is. I am completely blown away... looks like something you could sell in a high end store!

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  2. Wow, it's so beautiful! I LOVE the colour, and so what if the shape is a little different! I bet you'll wear it lots anyway. Good job!

    Now I just need to finish mine too...

  3. Its beautiful! I'm beginning my first lace project and I'll post it soon....a little scary with lots of increases and decreases!!!