September 17th, 2009

knitting devil

Wisp of a Wimple

I've had this Wisp pattern in my folder for over a year and have just finished the first one, (cast on a couple of weeks ago) in 4ply Posh Yarn in the most wonderful colours I've ever worked. There's a whole range of dark shades of autumn purples, burnished gold, and orange. It's in the blocking stage but I just had to share. The flash has bleached out some of the glorious glowing ochre and burgundy.
I have some lovely oval wooden buttons that will transform this into a versatile garment; it's a lacy wrap, a wimple, or a hooded scarf.

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The close-up shows the detail of the fish-net lace pattern. This is such an easy, fast knit. All garter stitch and a few rows of YO and K2TOG. 15 rows of easily memorised pattern is repeated 17 times. I added two more repeats because I couldn't bear to cast off.

ETA Pics of finished wimple. Colours are closer to the real thing. Would you believe it needs blocking again? The lace has closed up, although the length is way too long. PErhaps I shouldn't have added those extra 30 rows.



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