Monday, May 7, 2007


Stick a fork in me....



Here she is unblocked and lounging on the lawn.
The first section is Elann HW in Wisteria which transitions into HW Dusky purple which transitions to Sierra Aran in Hyacinth for the final rows and bind off.






Alas, I have no master blocker. Just lil' ol' me and my pins.

For those of you interested, I think I used 5 balls wisteria, 2 dusky purple and two hyacinth. I thought the bind off would use more yarn--turns out it used way less than half the skein. I could have done a couple more rows. oh well. I'll post a final picture as soon as she's dry. Love this pattern! What should I make next?

12 comments:

Grace Yaskovic said...

i love the pattern too I love your use of color, I think I will do a sunray next but am tempted to do another Victorian Aran, yours turned out so pretty! And the only reason I have a master blocker is because I can't get my big old body on the floor to block them myself. He's good but he blocks on his time and I knit faster then he blocks.

sk said...

Oh! It is so beautiful! I want to see you modeling it. Love the transaction of the color change.

Sarebear said...

Oh my . . . . breathtaking!

I LOVE your color changes, too!! Just perfect!

Joan said...

Oh Kelly that's a beauty and so fast! How did you gauge your color changes? Are they keyed to changes in st patterns or just when you eyeballed it? I intend to tackle one but am distracted by another entrelac shawl I started.

Arielle said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I too join the colour loving party : )

Having a Knit Fitt said...

Great job with the color choices. The shawl looks beautiful. Can't wait to see it blocked and on you!
Cate

Susie Jordan said...

Kelly,
It looks great! The color change looks fantastic. I love the pattern also and it knits up so quickly.
Susie

Svetlana said...

I've been eyeing this one since it came out. It's gorgeous! Indeed breathtaking!

Svetlana said...

I've been eyeing this one since it came out. It's gorgeous! Indeed breathtaking!

kellygirl said...

Thanks for the nice comments. The color changes were determined by how much yarn I had left. The last section is a four row pattern repeat and I just changed color when I ran out of yarn. I should have done a few more rows in the sierra aran but I wasn't sure how much the bind off required--rather err on the safe side than have to tink back. I'll post a picture of the finished object in the next few days--it's been in the 90's here--too hot!

Billie said...

The closeup of the blocked section REALLY shows off the pattern and your craftsmanship, Kelly. There's times when I wish we could see each others project in person, and this is one of them...!!!

benne said...

Just beautiful, Kelly. You really did a wonderful job with your color transitions. Yes, I want to see you model it too!