Tuesday, June 06, 2006

kiri done

kiri lace shawl
There is a lovely lady called Hilary who has been a friend of my parents for years. She taught me to read a sewing pattern back when I was a little girl. She has been especially lovely to my family the last few weeks so I made her a lace shawl to say thank you.

Pattern: Polly's famous Kiri
Yarn: Jaeger Java from my mother (see post on it below)
Needles: 3.75 Addi turbo, with a 6.5mm pink glittery plastic Pony to cast off.

I knew it was going to get larger as it went on, and taking 20 minutes to purl back on the final few rows wasn't the most fun way to spend a saturday night. But the lace pattern's one of those very addictive ones - not so easy you go to sleep, but simple enough to hold in your head without looking back at the chart. The ruffle-like cast off is very clever, as is the whole construction. I like the ladder that runs down the middle, it makes for a very flattering line.

close up of kiri

16 comments:

Annarella said...

You've done a beautiful job, I'm sure it'll be loved to death. I love how rich and elegant the colour is.

gleek said...

i'm a big fan of kiri! i've seen her made in a couple of different yarns and each time she's just as beautiful. i really REALLY love yours! especially that ruffle. gorgeous!

purl pirate said...

That's beautiful. I've been pondering lace shawls for the grandmother-in-law, and have yet to find one I like more than Kiri.

Lolly said...

That is simply gorgeous. I have thought about making this shawl many times, but I am not very confident in my lace skills. Do you consider it a good first project?

Truly beautiful work :)

Sandra said...

GORGEOUS! the color of that yarn is amazing.

Specs said...

That's a wonderful color!

I've been wanting to make something in a rich merlot-burgundy-red, and I didn't think a shawl would work (too dark of a color, wouldn't show up well against the black that 75% of my female relatives wear %75 of the time). But yours looks beautiful! I might have to reconsider.

susan said...

that's so lovely.

I have those pink needles too :)

Specs said...

I'm going to be that annoying commenter and comment twice here :)

I finished checking the written-out Rosalind pattern, and I posted it (with adjustments) on my blog: http://spectacled.blogspot.com

Let me know if you would rather post it here, or have me email you a copy, etc. (although I can't find your email address. It's late. I apologise.)

Iris said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog - and well done with Kiri, it looks beautiful!

Also - I love the Victorian chest of drawers in the background... ;-)

Iris

Jennifer said...

Stunning. Love the color and drape!

Kathy said...

Wow, Kira is so lovely. That is some gift. She must be as wonderful as you say. Amazing.

Kathy said...

Wow, Kira is so lovely. That is some gift. She must be as wonderful as you say. Amazing.

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