Or, what goes better with a Thanksgiving Holiday than a an orange, unblocked fichu?
I was so tickled when I knitted that last picot, I had to share my Turkey with my friends. For the life of me, I have no idea why my YO's are small on the right side of each ruffled bell and huge on the other side. In the pictures, you can only see the large one. I followed instructions too.
I need a YO before a purl row lesson. Well, no matter what I tried, I failed. Hopefully, some of this block out!
I knitted this in Treehouse yarn called Bloom, or Changing Colors. It is exactly the same as the JoJoland's Harmony including the number 08 color. I also purchased 2 lots of Harmony from JoJoland. After this fichu appeared in Knitters, JoJoland had a massive run on shade, 08 and was out of it.
One of my KBTH buddies suggested eBay's Treehouse yarns. The only difference is this was a center pull ball with a different band VS a bun. Each had the same yardage and were made in China.
Anyone that knows me knows I love lace with all my heart but it is the bane of my knitting life. A one-week knit took me more than a month. The ruffle is a killer. Especially the picot edging, which is beautiful, but insists on curling up and becoming invisible for its debut. It takes absolutely forever to bind off in picot. Or so it seemed.
Naturally, I had to tinker with the pattern and made the ruffle run completely around the entire body of the triangle. I wouldn't recommend putting the ruffle on the longest edge unless you masochistic, or are a very fast and patient knitter.
It is fairly large fichu, taking about 1700 yards of yarn. I can't imagine how big it will be when laundered and blocked. I am posting this 'triumph' of knitting skill, (laughingly said), so that I can really admire the miracle when blocking allows it to bloom and all the mistakes magically disappear. That will be a week or so, after the Thanksgiving Holiday. I am expecting company and I am sure, a wet, pinned fichu would be an unwelcome bedfellow.
For my friends that stop by this blog regularly, you know I share my successes as well as my Chicken Feather's adventures. I am afraid this one will end up in the Chicken Feathers category. I am praying for a miracle. Until then the jury is out and the chicks are hatching!
This is the last in the series of lace shawls and stoles from The Alpaca Yarn Company. (I have no affiliation with Alpaca Yarn Co).
In my opinion, this is the most beautiful of all of the lace in this series.This stole was designed by a Knitting Beyond the Hebrides member, Faina Letoutchaia. The pattern was published in Interweave Knits Summer 2003.
If you don't have this pattern, you can purchase it by clicking the link provided for the Alpaca Yarn Company.
I have to confess that I have had some beautiful Suri alpaca from, Cherry Tree Hill, in a shade called "Spring Frost," since the Summer of 2003. I tried to knit this gorgeous lace about 6 times throughout the summer of '03. I just couldn't make it work for me. The yarn is still here and I hope that I can knit it someday.
It is marvel to look at! Everyone that has knit this wonderful piece of lace, deserve congratulations. I would love to know how many of you lace knitters have knit this lace. Please leave a comment or email me directly. I would like to hear about your experience.
I hope you readers have enjoyed Winter Wonderland. I know I have enjoyed blogging it for you.
Merry Christmas to ALL my knitting buddies and my Internet friends that visit Sable Stasher. I appreciate and value all of you.