Monday, August 28, 2006

Introducing Scheherazade...

Here she is... Scheherazade...




Pattern: Scheherazade, by Melanie Gibbons
Yarn: Jaggerspun Zephyr in Aegean Blue from Sarah's Yarns, approx. 90 gm
Needles: Addi Turbo size US 4
Blocked size: Approx. 22" x 78"

I have learned a lot from this project. It was my first lace shawl, and I probably couldn't have done it without the online support group from the Mystery Stole 2 Knitalong. There were hints about everything from the provisional cast-on to marking up and following charts, inserting lifelines, and blocking. What a wonderful group of knitters!

This has been a delightful knit, right from the beginning. I love the feel of the laceweight Zephyr, which is 50% merino/50% silk. It is light and airy and soft and squishy and drapes beautifully. The picture really doesn't do it justice.

So what's next? Maybe finish a few of the other projects already on the needles? Lace knitting seems to be addictive, and I already miss working on Scheherazade, so I have the feeling another lace project is in my near future. Maybe another knitalong?

6 comments:

tonni said...

Beautiful!

Leanne said...

Oh Joyce, it turned out beautifully! What a gorgeous colour. Glad to see you worked through the blocking issues - the sides look great! I learned a lot from that project too.

Peggy said...

I am so envious! It is beautiful. The color is georgeous. I joined the KAL, purchased the yarn, printed off the pattern, got out my needles and then........... stalled. I have so many other WIPs, I am determined to finish something. Then - I will begin my 1001 Arabian Nights.

Melanie said...

Its beautiful! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Cathy in Niagra said...

Beautiful job and I love the teal colour it is gorgeous. Great work such a treasure for your wardrobe.
Cathy

Elizabeth said...

Wow!! Just beautiful! You feel the opposite way I do about lace knitting. I hope someday I can take 2 months for something that gorgeous!!