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Tuesday, October 04, 2011


I finished my Kleio Saturday morning but didn't want to unpin it from it's blocking until I was sure it was completely dry.  I enjoyed working on this design and I love the finished shawl.  I used Socks That Rock Lightweight in Rook-y for the main color and The Loopy Ewe Solids Series in Malachite for the contrast color.  I decreased the cast on by two repeats because I didn't have as much of my Main Color as Romi did.  The shawl still came out plenty big but I didn't have to worry about running out of yarn.  The only other change I made was to use a US 7 (4.5 mm) for the braids so they wouldn't be too tight.  The braids took a lot of time and the twisty yarns nearly did me in a few times, but I love the added texture they give to the shawl.

And since we need a glamour shot to prove something is finished, Logan stepped up to help.  This was his best photo shoot yet - perfect behavior!

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Blogger carolinacrafts said...

I love this! I ordered yarn to do a Kleio for the Loopy Ewe 4th Quarter Challenge, but I'm a little nervous because I've never done any sort of colorwork before. Hoping it turns out as nice as this one!

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A truly lovely Kleio, but that Logan is such a handsome boy!

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Janet A said...

I would like to see how you block your shawls to make them come out so perfectly. My finished edges do not come out looking so good.

9:20 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The shawl turned out beautifully and Logan looks extraordinarily handsome modeling it! What a good boy he is. :-)

4:46 PM  

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