Friday, April 14, 2006

FO - the Smoke Ring with Lace Edging

My, my. Give K a day off without a billion things to do and volia! Finished Objects. Here is the unblocked Lace cowl.Free Image Hosting at

And here it is after blocking.
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I ended up not pinning out the loops around the face and just friction blocking (no pins) the bottom lace. I think it might benefit from another blocking (in the round) for just the bottom lace alone.

Pattern: "Smoke Ring with Lace Edging" by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer of HeartStrings Fiber Arts.

Needles: US 6 Addi Turbos (and a pain they were - not pointy enough for the decreases)

Yarn: Jaggerspun "Zephyr" in colorway "Plum" from the Yarn Barn in Lawrence, KS

Notes: Begun with a provisional caston. Added a 25 round repeat of stocking stitch between lace pattern repeat 3 and 4 to add length. See here for my take on the decorative bind off for the 'face' end.

Comments: I love this wimple, it's feminine and lovely. Had fun blocking a tube, though. I ended up having to put a clean cotton tea towel down the middle of the thing to keep the two layers from sticking together.

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