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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Swan Lake (MS3) Stole Finished!


I am doing well - two posts in one day but, you see, I couldn't wait to show you my MS3 stole, Swan Lake, which is now finished! Any of the pics can be clicked to make them super-dooper large!!


MS3 is my first mystery stole and I started off loving it but, some time after clue 5 or 6, I began to gradually lose the love and this culminated in me feeling, as it was blocking, that I'd enjoyed knitting it but I'd probably wrap it in acid-free tissue and it would go into the drawer until the right person came along to receive it. However, post-blocking, I'm pleased to say that the love has returned and I'm definitely keeping it!

Some more shots.






I'm not entirely sure that I've displayed it the way it's meant to be worn but at least you can get the general drift.

Some of the symbolism of the stitches used for those who are interested are as follows.

Wings of the swan which edges about two thirds of the stole.



Cat's Paw which symbolises the Pas de Chat which is performed during the Dance of the Little Swans.


The feathered pattern of the swan's wing.


This culminates in relatively longer feathers each of which are tipped with three beads and which have been blocked into points.


TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Yarn: Gold & Ivory Cashmere/Silk Laceweight from Posh Yarn
Needles: 3.5mm Bamboo straights
Beads: Czech glass in topaz
Finished dimensions: 72" long x 20" wide

I'll definitely be buying the pattern from here when it's published. I think there will be different versions including a symmetrical version and a two-winged version.

32 Comments:

  • At 7:32 pm, Blogger Atti said…

    Wonderful! Your stole looks great!

     
  • At 7:34 pm, Anonymous Nautical Knitter said…

    Just stunning! Congratulations on another FO.

     
  • At 7:35 pm, Blogger ambermoggie said…

    absolutely stunning I love it:) Well done

     
  • At 7:41 pm, Anonymous Ingalill aka Skogis said…

    Absolutely stunning! I love it! I´m not finished yet but soon....... I have to knitt faster now so I can finish my own soon after seeing yor lovely stole.

     
  • At 8:12 pm, Blogger chappy said…

    absolutely stunning!!! gorgeous!!!

     
  • At 8:48 pm, Blogger Piglottie said…

    Its so beautiful! And thank you for showing it modelled, as I was struggling to picture it on but get a great idea now.

     
  • At 8:55 pm, Anonymous Maureen in Chicago USA said…

    Thank you! I've been apprehensive about the design but seeing it on a model renewed my enthusiasm!

     
  • At 12:10 am, Blogger Debi said…

    Very lovely!

     
  • At 12:32 am, Blogger dreamcatcher said…

    I think the stole looks perfect as it is displayed - I admit when I saw pictures of it blocking I couldn't quite see how it would be worn, but this looks lovely!

     
  • At 6:11 am, Anonymous gudrun said…

    Hello

    your Swanlake is beautiful , i like the color .You are very brave to knit such a difficult think as your first lace knit !! Respect to you!!

    now you start an brilliant LaceKnitting Lifetime

    hope you share Mystery 4 with us next year

    hugs gudrun

     
  • At 7:09 am, Anonymous Karin said…

    It looks really great, now I have an idea to finish my one too...
    Karin

     
  • At 7:21 am, Blogger Arianwen said…

    I googled finished MS3 swan lake last night and yours came up first. I was using it to show to a friend what we are making. She was trying to be enthusiastic about the unfinished item on my blog. But whooped out loud when she saw yours.

     
  • At 9:01 am, Blogger Badger said…

    Ah, now I finally see how the wingy bit hangs with the rest. I couldn't visualise at all how it would drape, so thanks for the pics!

     
  • At 9:53 am, Blogger Seahorse said…

    Gorgeous! I was also having trouble picturing how it would be worn, so it's brilliant to see it modelled (and with such a perfect backdrop!).

     
  • At 10:10 am, Blogger Jenn said…

    Its beautiful!! I cant wait to finish mine, but I am going to end up knitting clues 1-4 twice nad grafting them together. I love the golden colour your decided to go with as well.. VERY pretty!! :)

     
  • At 10:19 am, Blogger acrylik said…

    Oooh, so much beauty to see on your blog in one visit - think I've overdosed! :D

    I absolutely love the shawl, and it's really interesting to read all about the symbolism behind the stitches. Amazing work.

     
  • At 12:24 pm, Blogger Reluctant Penguin said…

    Magnifique! And how clever to photograph it in front of a poster for the ballet!

     
  • At 2:49 pm, Blogger Tabitha said…

    Gorgeous stole. Love the subtle yellows of the yarn. No wonder you love it so. I still working but rapidly approaching the half way mark.

     
  • At 3:27 pm, Blogger Mandella said…

    What a beautiful piece of work. Congratulations! And yours is the first I've seen completed, so that makes it extra special

     
  • At 4:14 pm, Anonymous Resorta said…

    Just Beautiful. Love how it drapes

     
  • At 6:07 pm, Blogger Donna said…

    Your stole looks beautiful. I love your choice of yarn.

     
  • At 5:23 am, Blogger Turtle said…

    Your stole and pics are beautiful! I think you displayed it quite well...so any hints on the blocking? I am a newbie blocker and have just 9 rows left to knit...so guess what i wil be doing tomorrow evening! Lovely, lovely, lovely! So.lol, when do the MS4 sign ups start? *grin*

     
  • At 7:37 pm, Blogger Christina said…

    that's so gorgeous, I really love the colour.

     
  • At 3:26 am, Blogger Turtle said…

    All right, smile...i spent nearly 4 hours blocking last night and again this morning trying to get those beautiful scallops on the wing you have...no such luck! You did a beautiful job!

     
  • At 10:07 pm, Blogger modelwidow said…

    Just beautiful - really beautiful

     
  • At 6:26 pm, Blogger Rain said…

    That looks amazing Hazel. I think the yarn works really well with it.

     
  • At 6:47 pm, Blogger Craftydramaqueen said…

    A-MA-ZING!!!! It's a true work of art.

     
  • At 3:24 am, Blogger tarcher said…

    Marvelous. Isn't it gratifying to be done!! LOL.

     
  • At 8:57 am, Blogger Knitman said…

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  • At 8:58 am, Blogger Knitman said…

    Truly lovely work.

     
  • At 5:03 am, Blogger Turtle said…

    So sorry to hear of the family's sad news. Hope all works out for the best. Have missed your blogging.

     
  • At 12:28 pm, Blogger Anni said…

    Gorgeous and it makes me want to go and finish mine now. I got stuck after clue 4 or 5 I think.

     

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