MS3 - it's Swan Lake!
Well, Melanie has had us all sweating over the last few weeks as we were told to put a lifeline in our stoles on one particular row but not told why as that would give the game away so to speak. There were all sorts of mutterings, wonderings and extrapolations going on as to why this lifeline was placed but, of course, no-one guessed the real reason. Turns out it was there because the next clue involved adding a wing to our stole - just one wing - so, those who didn't want an asymmetrical stole could frog back down to the lifeline row and, thus, have the opportunity to opt for a symmetrical one.
The one wing depicts the not quite swan, not quite human theme in Swan Lake and the other motifs on the stole all have their meaning which have now been explained. The wing was done by short-rowing.
So, until we get the next clue and knit it, I'm finding it a bit difficult to envisage exactly how it will hang, how it will look, and how it would be worn. I'm loving the almost 3-D featheriness of it though!
EDIT: I've just seen a rough schematic of the finished stole provided by Melanie in the group's files section and I'm pleased (and relieved) that it shows 'the wing' is part of the overall shape of the stole and doesn't stick out at all!
It would have been perfect, of course, knitted in black or white to represent Odette or Odile but I like to think that my stole represents Odette in her full golden glory when she captures the heart of Prince Siegfried and they first dance together!
If you're in the mood to watch The Dance of the Little Swans, here you go!
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