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.
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.