Thursday, June 14, 2007

FO: Candyfloss Stole

So the pile of fluff is a finished item, the colour is such a teeth achingly sweet pink that she is the Candyfloss Stole.
Pattern: Adaptation of the Easy Lace Scarf - 42 stitches = 3 - 2 stitch wide garter stitch columns around two 18 stitch fans
Yarn: 2 x 50g acrylic mohair a like
Needles: 10mm Clover Bamboo Circular
Started: 9 June 2007

Finished: 14 June 2007
New Skills?: Working out a stitch count to adapt a pattern for my own needs - I like this all the more because I worked out how I wanted it to look and made it happen
Notes: Since I first started acquiring yarn on ebay my inner yarn snob has been cultivated by all the wondrous yarns and natural fibres the interknitosphere has exposed me to, I was therefore a bit hesitant about knitting my best friend's gift in some inexpensive acrylic that I bought early on. I concluded that nice yarn is nice yarn no matter what its composition. I bought this yarn with my pink loving chum in mind so it was the right decision to make her stole in it. After the false starts she sped off the needles - I wholeheartedly recommend the Clover needle I used in the end. I love the finished article and I'm sure my friend will too - it is just the right width - both a stole and a scarf and lovely to wear - light, soft and warm. Here she is at full stretch.

14 comments:

Marianne said...

She's just a beauty and I know your friend will be very happy with her!

Piglottie said...

Its so pretty! And well done you, your friend is gonna love it :)

Charity said...

You made a beautiful stole, Sarah! I know what you mean about the yarn, but I think you have the right idea - whenever we choose and craft something for someone we love, it's great, no matter the fibre content. :0)

dreamcatcher said...

Gorgeous, your friend will love it :-)

Janey said...

If, on the off chance, you friend doesn't like it....I will happily volunteer to be your friend as I'd love a stole so pretty!

acrylik said...

Wow, your Candyfloss Stole is just beautiful, what a wonderful gift for your friend.

modelwidow said...

That is lovely - you have a very lucky friend.

Kendra said...

The stole is really pretty. It looks so soft!

Sarah said...

Thank you all for such lovely compliments - just back from my visit and the stole was indeed well received :)So nice to be able to give handmade things.

Queen of the froggers. said...

Th estole is lovely. x

Tusa said...

That is beautiful. Absolutely wonderful. Now I know what to do with my kidsilk haze...

Webbo said...

So pretty. Yarn snobbery is all well and good in its place, but sometimes fluffy pink acrylic is just the right thing, and this is clearly one of those times! I'm sure your friend will love it.

clarabelle said...

It's beautiful, Sarah! I'm sure your friend was bowled over to receive it. I think we knitters forget sometimes how much people who aren't knitters appreciate our efforts...

Badger said...

That's lovely, I'm sure your friend will adore it :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...