Friday, August 10, 2012

FO: Farniente

Here is my finished Ravellenics project: Farniente!  What a beautiful little shawlette!

The lace border is absolutely gorgeous and the stockinette part so addictive.  It is a very quick and satisfying project!

It will probably get a lot of wear with jeans!

For those who wonder, the pattern has yet to be published by Deux Brins de Maille because I was test knitting this size!  It will also come in a larger size and you'll see that it looks very different but just as beautiful!

Mine was knit with Silk Blend of Manos del Uruguay.  The colorway is 3044.  I really loved this yarn and look forward to use it again!

Have a great weekend everyone and for those of you who are still completing their Ravellenics project: go go go!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ravellenics dilemma...

I'm almost done with my project but I have a dilemma.  Here is how it looks now with 9 more rows to knit (stockinette).

I'm thinking about unknitting the plain portion and change the rate of increasing to add a few more rows.   Currently, the border is 4 inches and the plain part is 5 inches.  I'm afraid the blocking will stretch the border even more...

The 9 remaining rows will add 1.5 inches to the plain portion.  If I make the modification I'm thinking about it would add 3 inches (plain portion the double of the lace portion) or even 4.5 inches (plain portion more than the double of the lace portion).

Any ideas?  I don't think the amount of yarn is an issue (although time is)...  It was going so well ;-)  No worries, I'm not going to lose sleep over it and finish after the Ravellenics I guess...

Have a good week everyone!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Ravellenics: week 1

I've been on vacation for one week already.  One more to go...  I think humans are made to be on vacation ;-)

I won't spend too much time talking about my Ravellenics project because I'd better be working on it if I want to finish it on time ;-)  It is a beautiful pattern that I so enjoy knitting.  It is not yet published.  You should take a look at the work of the designer I'm testing it for.  I also love the yarn!

How's your Ravellenics project going?  I hope to finish mine early ;-)  We'll see!

Have a great week everyone!