Friday, 11 May 2012

Raspberry Rosehip

Goodness I seem to have another FO two weeks running (does a little squeaky happy dance round the kitchen!). This has been an absolutely delightful test knit for the very talented designer Patricia Martin who is producing gorgeous designs for shawls, wraps, hats and mitts at quite a rate.

The Rosehip pattern isn't yet published, but I'll let you all know as soon as it is. Its been a lovely quick knit, essentially simple, yet with a lace and cable pattern on each long edge capturing my interest and keeping things moving along. The wrap only takes one skein of sock yarn, so is an ideal project for a lovely luxury skein you've got cosied up in your stash crying out to be released!


It was interesting for me to knit a project on 5mm needles with such a lightweight yarn, and as you can see it created a lovely light open fabric. Ideal for the infamous wedding I'm off to in June (see yesterday's post to explain) although I'm still not decided on the colour of the dress I'm wearing. That is a whole other story in itself. Do I go for the lime green or the midnight blue? Actually I could post some pics on here later and let you lovelies decide for me. Typical Libran that I am, the decision making process is a tad painful!

Anyway I'm digressing, apologies.

I did waver half way through the project as to whether I should've knit on a smaller needle, but I'm glad I stuck with it as it is as I'm loving the end result. I've finally finished blocking and have ended up with pink nails as the yarn lost a lost of colour whilst being washed. Oh well I can always paint my nails! Here's a few pics of the finished piece...



Now off to concentrate on finishing the Bridal shawl. Cheerio, see you soon x

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    1. Thank you, it has turned out well. How are your millions of stripes going?

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    1. Thank you, all you fellow knitters are so kind x

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    1. Thank you Nicky, much appreciated x

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  4. I love it! The combination of cables and lace gives a really interesting edge.

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    1. You're right its a really lovely pattern. Keep an eye out for it on Ravelry soon x

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  5. This is really, really very beautiful, great pattern!

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    1. Thank you Carmela, that's so kind x

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