Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Fully-grown tendrils

I've actually been on a bit of a finishing spree lately, first Betty, now Tendrils and there are a few more small projects on the final lap as well.

Tendrils was a dream to knit, the yarn was beautiful to work with (if occasionally a bit splitty and variable with respect to shade).


Pattern: Tendrils by Sivia Harding in Knitty.
Yarn: HipKnits Silk Aran.
Needles: 5mm straights.
Beads: Rowan knit-in beads (2000 of!)

The finished wrap hasn't been blocked yet and I'm not sure it would benefit from a blocking anyway as it's so heavy it stretches itself out when worn. It's currently 65 inches long and about 18 inches wide and has a really cosy, heavy drape. The beading in the centre of the cable isn't too obvious but just catches the light a bit during movement, which is what i was hoping for.

I had a little bit of yarn left over so I have used it to knit a small purse to match the wrap. This isn't lined or had the zip put in yet so I'll post a photo once it's done.

I haven't yet decided whether to dye the wrap and bag to cover inconsistencies between dye-lots or just to learn to love the variability of hand-dyed silk.

1 comment:

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Well, 'inconsistencies are part of the charm of a handcrafted product...' ;0)