I present my first finished object of 2012, the gorgeous Henslowe knitted in Wollmeise 100% in Cassis.
|So pretty, even with an iPhone photo!|
It's very pretty! It was much hard to knit that it should be, mainly because I'm an idiot who doesn't learn from my mistakes.
|Oh, iPhone, I love you but your close-ups and flash really suck.|
I miss my camera :(
The lace is constructed by knitting a row just of yarn overs, then a row of yarn overs and k2togs and then a row of just k2togs, with a few straight knit and purl rows thrown in for good luck. This means that if you make a mistake with a k2tog or a yarn over in a row, then every stitch in the following rows is also affected, so if you make a mistake you can't just drop the offending stitch and ladder it back up - all off the offending rows need to be ripped back. The first mistake I made because I was knitting through a football match and not paying attention to my hands and I missed a yarn over. I ripped back, reknitted. The second mistake I made was missing a yarn over because I was knitting through a football match and not paying attention to my hands. Awesome work, B, learning from your mistakes like that! Keep up the good work.
As always, working with the Wollmeise was lovely and the finished shawl is super cute and stylish in a very luxe way. I hope its recipient likes it as much as I do :)