August 12, 2006

Mystery Stole complete!!!!!


Originally uploaded by Fanihi.

It's finished. It's currently blocking on the floor. Don't look too closely at my blocking. It's not perfectly straight, but it's straight enough for me.


Yarn: Knitpicks Shimmer in Maple Leaf overdyed with black cherry and grape kool aid (2.5 skeins)

Needles: Knitpicks classic circular in size 3

I used the crochet cast on method where you cast on around a knitting needle. When it came time to undo it and pick up the stitches, I didn't have to compensate for a jog. That baffled me because quite a few on the yahoo group mentioned needing to fix it so things would line up. I followed the pattern as is and didn't change a thing. I'll take better pictures of the border when I unpin it from the floor. My little clover/flower things look strange to me. One section is a lot smaller than the rest and one is a lot larger. I guess that's what I get for not doing a swatch. *blush*

Edited to add more information:
The finished size was 22 inches wide and nearly 90 inches long while being blocked! It will definitely be the kind of stole that you drape around your shoulders and not just over them. ;-) I have worn it already and it isn't too long. Okay, I just measured it again. After wearing it once, it's now 20 inches wide and 92 inches long.


Shez75 said...

It came out great! What a beautiful stole. I'm only on the 3rd chart, one side, but enjoying it. I am also using Knit Picks, but Alpaca Cloud in Iris. I'm also doing it doubled. I don't enjoy that tiny little lace yarn and prefer a "thicker" stole. I feel like I'm cheating looking at yours cause now I know what mine will look like done. :o)
Great job!
Sheri in GA

tonni said...

Gorgeous! What did the measurements turn out to be? Can't wait to see the pics of the edging close up. I'm still on clue 5.

merlinthecat said...

Wow that looks great!!!

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Jen said...

Oh my goodness it is beautiful! Nice work!!!!!!!

Rebekah said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to finish up mine. I'm on the 4th chart only.