Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Forest Path Stole
I knit the stole for a very dear friend of mine. It was a swap we agreed on. I had tried to knit it a while back when the original pattern was published in Interweave Knits magazine. It had mistakes, I did not like the yarn and ended up ripping it.
This time around the pattern worked out perfect. I did panic because I ran out of yarn way before I had finished the edges. Ended up having to rip the top triangles and two tiers. I was convinced it was going to be pillow case size. I should have known better, it is Suri Alpaca and we know alpaca grows forever, plus lace blocks beautifully. Those two combined and it came out to 70 x 26 inches. It is still wet and you might see the wet spots on the pictures. But I could not wait!
This is when I ran out of yarn. My feet for reference.
Cherry Hills Suri alpaca 3 skeins. A tiny bit left over.
Pattern: Forest Path Stole from Best of Interweave Knits Book
Six stitch holders or as my friend calls them: hair rollers.
Two DPNs size 3 with Yorkie rubber bands on the tips to avoid loosing stitches
Started: February, 2008
Finished: April 2008
Including the ripping time. It took for ever to rip, the yarn is very fragile and hairy.