Oct 24, 2006

Candle Flame Photos!

So I've finally completed my shawl and my stole. What exactly are the differences between the two, I really don't know. I did not rip back my shawl and I left the mistake in and bound off. You really can't tell at all. Onto the photos!!

Project: Candle Flame Shawl
Source: The pattern I used was originally posted on the Knit List a while back, but the link is now broken. I do know that there is a PDF file floating around out there somewhere.
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay in Agate, around 5 skeins
Needles: US 10
Started: 10/4/05
Finished: 9/30/06(!), Blocked: 10/7/06
Comments: This shawl was the bane of my existence when I first started it. It was by far the most complicated thing I had attempted and it tried really hard to kick my ass. Technically I guess it's a lace pattern because of the three yarnovers at the bottom of each flame that you can't really see, but obviously it's not nearly as complicated as most lacy & delicate shawls. I did learn to love this shawl though and it turned into a very relaxing and comforting project. I did not like how it loved to gobble up my yarn and leave me scrambling to find more. I definitely will not be knitting another triangle shawl for awhile, for while the first rows fly so quickly past, by the end it was taking hours to get a few rows done. Finished measurements are 31 1/2" from band to tip and 54" wide. I do believe this could stand to be bigger, but my mind and budget would not allow it. I'll probably search for a elegant vintage brooch to help keep it closed. I'm proud to have accomplished this and do so love the Autumnal subtle colors. The End!


Greg said...

I love all the colors that come out in this one. It may have taken a long time to finish it, but it you think about it, Autumn has really just begun here in Memphis. So you finished it just in time!

Sarah H. said...

Pretty!! Stay warm.