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Monday, August 22, 2005

River


Here is River completed (as in knitted). It hasn't yet been blocked and there is still the beaded knot to knit.


I have never knitted anything quite as fine and delicate as this before so will have to read up to try to ascertain whether or not it should be blocked in any particular way. This was literally like knitting with gossamer. Is this similar to what is referred to as cobweb lace? Then again, this is all relative. Imagine how fine the Wedding Ring Shawl must be. I have read that it's name derives from the fact that it is so fine that it can be passed through a wedding ring!

18 Comments:

  • At 5:32 pm, Blogger Marie said…

    it's absolutely lovely. Well done! This is the first finished River I have seen, and I definitely want to make one too.

     
  • At 6:51 pm, Blogger savannahchik said…

    beautiful! and it sounds like this is your first lace project? or at least the first one with KSH. well you did a fantastic job!

    are you excited to get it all blocked? as soon as i cast off it goes right into the sink!

     
  • At 7:10 pm, Blogger yahaira said…

    It's beautiful!

     
  • At 7:41 pm, Blogger Daisy said…

    Oh Wow. That is beautiful! Congratulations. It doesn't seem to have taken you very long either?! Am so keen to make one too now I've seen it properly.

     
  • At 8:35 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's lovely - how many balls did you use to knit this main section?

     
  • At 10:15 pm, Blogger KnitYoga said…

    Hi Anonymous, the main part took about one and a quarter to one and a third balls of KSH.

     
  • At 1:06 am, Blogger Kate said…

    That's really nice. It's the first one I've seen properly - the picture in the Rowan mag is useless. I've got that Wedding Ring Shawl pattern. I must be mad.

     
  • At 7:18 am, Anonymous Anna Sorrentino said…

    Hey,

    This is so beautiful! It's also in my favourite colour too. You've done a fantastic job, can't wait to see it finished!

    x

     
  • At 8:47 am, Blogger Tracy said…

    Gorgeous! It is so light and floaty isn't it? Do exactly what the book says with the blocking. Pin it and damp towels etc. Well done, for finishing your first lace project too!

     
  • At 10:03 am, Blogger Amelia said…

    Wow... It is gorgeous. It's nice to see one from someone who hasn't done anything like this before as I am always too intimidated by the patterns to try. But you have done such a beautiful job of it.

     
  • At 12:04 pm, Anonymous Mary said…

    That's the first completed River I've seen and it's beautiful! Well done, it seems like you have a talent for lace knitting!

     
  • At 12:41 pm, Anonymous meriel said…

    I just received my KSH in the mail and cannot wait to get started. Your shawl is inspirational! It's going to attract so many gasps when you wear it over the coming season! Well done. I'm making my own in the dark red 'Liquer', how long did it take you to complete?

     
  • At 6:48 pm, Blogger KnitYoga said…

    Thank you for your comments, Meriel. It took me four or five days to complete it from casting on. It is quick to knit due to the large diameter needles!

     
  • At 8:32 pm, Blogger scarletprincess said…

    River rocks!!!
    maybe i'll be tempted though i find KSH a chore being so fine!

     
  • At 4:04 pm, Blogger Marie said…

    Thank you for the HipKnits-link.But why did I clock on that link?? I'm not sure it's healthy to drool so much over yarn! Have you tried any of their yarns? I was thinking the silk might be suitable for a clapotis.

     
  • At 6:48 pm, Anonymous Audrey said…

    Wow - how exciting to have finished it so quickly! I'm going to echo all the other comments - it is beautiful. I'm looking forward to starting mine!

     
  • At 10:01 pm, Anonymous Brenda said…

    River looks beautiful. I have started it and am on row 25 using KSH in Pearl. Did you make the ring too?

     
  • At 7:19 pm, Blogger Shar said…

    Beautiful, I love it. Your pictures convinced me to knit this one. Thanks

     

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