Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Camera Hates This Shawl...But I Love It!

I apologize for using my blocking photos to present my finished Swan Lake stole - but goodness gracious, my camera just doesn't want to photograph it any other way! Perils of knitting in black, I suppose. Some of you may remember that I first did this stole as part of MS3 a few years back. Being game for anything, I did it as the designer intended - an asymmetric stole with a literal wing shape on one end to go along with the Swan Lake theme. I hated it. I'm all for asymmetry when it makes sense...but this was so unbalanced that I just couldn't stand it.
So I tried again, working the first section twice and grafting them somewhere in the middle. I mucked with the graphs a bit so that it lined up nicely, and am quite happy with the results.
The true joy in this shawl is in the pairing of yarn and beads. Black alpaca silk with silver-lined crystal that just glows. Yum...
Pattern: Swan Lake
Yarn: Classic Elite Alpaca Silk, two skeins
Needles: Addi Turbo US 4
Time: October 7, 2009- April 27, 2010
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2 comments:

Anne said...

Yum indeed! That asymmetry was exactly my problem with that pattern. I gave up when the clue came out showing that. Just not my cuppa, but I do love your balanced version.

Bonnie said...

ooooooooooohhhhhhh - so elegant! beautiful!!!!!!!