Sunday, April 27, 2008

Twist & Mystery Stole 3

We have finished objects!
This is Twist, my project for the Dream In Color Sweater KAL at The Loopy Ewe.

Pattern: Twist by Bonne Marie Burns, collar version.
Size: 40"
Yarn: Dream In Color Classy in Some Summer Sky, purchased at The Loopy Ewe, 5 skeins.
Needles: 4 mm and 4,5 mm
Verdict: Great pattern, most things are clearly described and the fit is great. I did miss the total length and width of the sleeves when blocking. The yarn is yummy but wanted to stretch like crazy when I blocked it (wet blocking) As a result I think that the sleeves came out slightly longer than intended, but they are quite wearable.

And then, only eight months after I finished the knitting, we have Mystery Stole 3, aka Swan Lake!

Pattern: Mystery Stole 3 by Melanie Gibbons.
Yarn: Jaggerspun Zephyr wool/silk, about 1,5 2 oz balls.
Needles: 3,5 mm Addi Lace
Verdict: It was so much fun to knit this! I followed the KAL almost in time for most of the clues and it was great to see the pattern evolve. And the result is beautiful. The stole may not be very useable for me right now, with little kids and all, but someday. At least I'll wear it on my wedding this summer (I don't mind about the sad story of the theme)

I finished knitting this the day before my son was born, and the blocking has been on hold because I was unsure about how to do it well. I really would like some blocking wires, now I have to make do with cotton string and pins.

The Addi Lace needles are so-so. They are nice and pointy but I don't like their unslippery-ness (that *must* be a proper word, right?) The brass coating matted right away so they are not so nice to work with as my KnitPicks circs. I did have some extra problem with the short-row part, August temperatures made the yarn felt slightly but it is not very noticeable now after blocking.

Maybe I should block on a more neutral towel?


  1. Too funny... I was just thinking that I really need to block MY mystery stole! Finished knitting it ages ago... Guess I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one!

  2. Your's is lovely! I blocked mine at the beginning of April so that I could show it off on knitting weekend. I love how it looks blocked.