Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pamuya

Today is a dreary and gloomy day here in North Carolina, certainly not an ideal day for a photo shoot. But what the heck, I decided to get over that and take a few shots of my latest completed project, Pamuya. What a shame I couldn't capture the sparkles in the fiber, it truly is lovely and you will just have to take my word on this one. With only 450 yards of Dream in Color-Starry, I had to make a smaller version of Pamuya. This resulted in a nice size shawlette....always wonderful for easy office and running around wear. Actually a total of 22 rows were eliminated prior to knitting the final wave border pattern. I was pleased with the results and think it didn't jeopardize the beauty of the piece.
What a delightful pattern. So much so, I already have purchased 2 skeins of this for yet another Pamuya. The next one will be considerably larger (knit per pattern) and in natural tones.

This project was my first experience using Blocking Wires! Where have they been all my life??? Anyone that knits lace simply must invest in a tube of these little precious jewels. It was a little time consuming weaving the wire in and out of the stitches, but the results are Fabulous and you are ensured of that perfectly straight, sharp edge!! You a lace knitting and don't have these...what ya waiting for??

3 comments:

Kristen said...

Ohhh, very pretty!!!

Pooch said...

Gorgeous detail in this pattern! Your work is beautiful!
:)

GoldenTracks said...

That is so darn gorgeous! Love that pattern. Your choice of yarn/color is perfect. Hmm....something to add to the queue :)
You are right! I got the KP blocking wire kit last year. Before that, I had used non-rusting floral wires. What a difference the blocking wire kit made for blocking EVERYTHING. I use it for the bottom of sweaters or fronts of cardi's. Don't know what I ever did without that kit. In fact, I'm thinking of getting an extra one for when I have more than one project to block :)