I made several shawls and wraps in the last few years, but I have given away some of them. The latest one was Clapotis ... I actually had a friend in mine when I started the project. Honestly, I do love the Clapotis ... maybe I should make one for myself later. But I don't think the Forest Path Stole would become a gift easily ... just too lovely to give away ... okay maybe except if I visit my mother again, maybe. :D
Pattern: Forest Path Stole designed by Faina Letoutchaia from Interweave Knits Summer 2003
The pattern is also sold separately here. However, it seems the individual pattern has much more mistakes than the one from IK. So, if you are using the individual pattern, make sure you receive an errata from the company. Or you can also check the KAL blog archives.
Among the 3 lace patterns, I think the lily of the valley comes out most beautifully. Yeah, nupps are quite some pain to knit ... but the KnitPicks circular needles help ease that pain A LOT! The other day, I saw some lily of the valley in pots for sale outside Trader Joe's ... and boy! Does the lace look exactly like the real flowers!
One surprise is the borders. They were not as painful as I imagined them to be. Actually, best Law&Order: Criminal Intent knitting company.
Yarn: JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18 lace weight(50% Chinese Tussah silk, 50% fine grade Merino wool) in Ebony
This is my second time using this lace yarn ... and I really really love it! It is just very friendly to knit and the finished stole is so soft. I do love trying out different lace yarns, but at the same time I don't mind knitting all the lace projects using Zephyr!
At the beginning, I anticipated some problems knitting with black lace. Luckily, I seemed to have some luck ... actually, most of the knitting was done in the evening while watching TV.
The finished stole weighs 5.75 oz.
Needles: KnitPicks Classic Circulars US3 and Crystal Palace dpns US3
Cast on: 02-01-2007
Cast off: 04-14-2007
With one big project finished, I already have something new in mind. Take a look: