Filed Under (Knitting, Lace, Shawls/Scarves) by jennyk on 13-07-2006

I finished the first side of the first clue last night, but I decided to leave picking up the stitches for the second side till this morning. Once I’d picked up the stitches from the provisional cast on, I took the opportunity to get a photo. As before, it looks a lot lacier in real life, and of course it will be lacier still once it is wet-blocked.



I’m really enjoying this project. I rarely knit this sort of lace with a design ‘drawn’ with eyelets on a stockinette ground, so it makes a change. I am now knitting with both ends of the stole on a single 32″ circular needle. After 4 rows of the second half, I’m not finding that as awkward as I thought I might. It would be a little easier with a longer needle, but this one has a more flexible cable than any of my longer ones, so I still prefer to use it.

I don’t think I’ll get the second side of clue 1 finished before the next clue is released tomorrow as i have to concentrate on getting another slipper knitted in time to let my mother try it on tomorrow. I’m using Patons Diploma Gold this time. I used it for her socks and it seems to be wearing better than the Sirdar Country Style which I used for the previous pairs of slippers. Although they are both classed as DK yarns. the Diploma seems much thicker and firmer, so I’m having to adjust the pattern again, hence the need for fittings. I want to get at least one pair done by her birthday in 2 weeks.


keri on 13 July, 2006 at 3:11 pm #

Very pretty… I love the way you pinned it out, you can really see the pattern. You’re knitting looks so even! wow, I don’t know how you do it! =)

Rebekah on 13 July, 2006 at 5:25 pm #

It is so beautiful, I just had to join Tuesday because I saw someone’s project, I just love this pattern so far. I started my stole last night and am at row 10, I hoping to get caught up this weekend with everyone.

I’m going to be making slippers myself shortly!

AkamaiKnitter on 13 July, 2006 at 7:50 pm #

I love the way it’s coming out. The colour your using is really pretty too. I really like it!

Sophie on 13 July, 2006 at 8:40 pm #

WOW – all the stoles so far have been beautiful, but yours is the smoothest one I’ve seen yet! And let me say I envy and covet your four leaved clovers :)

linda knowles on 13 July, 2006 at 9:35 pm #

yours is the prettiest one that I have seen so far!! very nice, pretty color as well

Kendra on 17 July, 2006 at 9:54 pm #

I’m using Skacel Merino Lace for the Mystery Stole, too, though mine is in a dark purple. Yours looks great!