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Friday, September 14, 2007

This Doesn't Look Like a Sock...


...which must mean I'm finished knitting on the double winged stole! Yes, it's true. I will be blocking it this morning and I hope to get some work done on the pattern today. Once that's finished, I just double check the charts, add them, get photos of the stoles (yes, I've knit two stoles for this one pattern), proofread the pattern a final time and it will be done! I'm still not going to give you a definite date for this, but we are on the home stretch.

In the meantime, as you can see above, I've started something new! This is my Mom's Solace pattern. I'm knitting it in Elann's Peruvian Highland Wool in the Forest Glade Heather color. This is a wonderful color and looks just like an evergreen forest. It has the deep pine greens, the blue tones, like a blue spruce has and some olive and brown tones like the bark and pine needles you'd find on the forest floor. It's very soothing to me and I think it will be a snuggly kind of wrap for a cold day. I did make one change to the pattern (sorry Mom, but you knew I had to mess with something). I decided not to work the edging pattern, but instead worked a garter stitch edging. This will make the ends of the stole more simple than the original design, but my brain is still a bit fried from Mystery Stole 3, so I need simple right now. I also have a sneaking suspicion that Mickael and Caleb will wrap up in this and the simple edging is a bit more "man friendly." In case you're curious how I did this edging, I cast on the full number of stitches that you increase to in the original pattern after the edging, then K 1 row and P 9 rows. Then you begin the charts as the pattern directs. At the other end of the stole, I'll just reverse it.

Have a great weekend!



Blogger Nicole said...

Very nice! I love the color, it looks like it's very rich and fall-feeling in person.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

Oooh - tantalising! Both the promise of stole photos, and the beginning of Solace. You need a break after MS3 - enjoy your Solace - you deserve it.

11:46 AM  
Blogger clarabelle said...

Melanie, I know that you are very busy, but I would be so pleased to know which of your designs are the MS1 and MS2? I, unfortunately, had too much on the cards at the time for MS3.

Solace looks wonderful. And it's your mum's pattern? Clever ladies, methinks.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I started my 2nd solace exactly the same way and it turned out wonderful. Love your green colors.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Janet A. said...

Melanie, are you the creator of the Msytery Stoles. I only know of them from the Yarn Harlot Blog. I do I get the patterns?

9:41 PM  
Anonymous janet a. said...

Sorry, that shoul say How do I get the patterns?

9:43 PM  
Blogger Hattie said...

Oh I can't wait to see the two wing version!

1:50 PM  

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