Guinevere – Secret of the Stole FO

Wow, I haven’t had one of these (FO) in a while, but here she is – Guinevere!

Secret of the Stole - End to beginning Secret of the Stole - Begin to end

Pattern: Secret of the Stole – Guinevere by DK the Nautical Knitter
Yarn: Knit Picks Shadow in Sunset – only 2 skeins
Needles: Knit Picks Options – size 4
Modifications: None really to speak of, unless you count the mistakes! LOL I did add a few more beads in places, but nothing major.

I do apologize if the photos are a bit dark, but I was taking them last night around 1:00am! I finished around 9:00pm, she had a good wash and block. Now I just need to weave in a couple of ends and I can wear it Friday night! As with most lace knits, it’s light and airy – yet warm too. I realized just how badly I need to get some blocking wires or have my Dad make a blocking frame for me (hint – this would be a nice Christmas present Dad). I dried the dental floss on one side and it did do better than the pinned-only side, so I can definitely see how much wires would help.

There are more photos on my Flickr account, but I will leave you with another photo of the last clues.

Secret of the Stole - end

Now on to more Christmas knitting….

All-Black Two-Toned Shrug!

Here is another FO from the Fitted Knits book.
I give you the All-Black Two-Toned Shrug!

Black Shrug - FO Pattern: Two-Toned Shrug from Stephanie Japel’s book Fitted Knits.

Size: Medium – 36″.

Needles: # 8 & # 5 US Knit-Picks Options Circular 32″.

Yarn: 5 balls of Lion Brand Cashmere Blend. I bought this yarn a couple of months ago at 75% off and I could only find 5 balls in black. At 84 yards each I was worried what I would make with it. Well this shrug was the perfect solution!

Mods: I shortened the sleeves overall as well as the ribbing. Then lengthened the back by 2 inches before picking up the stitches and starting the ribbing. I don’t have the ends woven in yet, but that will happen shortly because I really want to wear this one – now! LOL!

Here area couple more shots of the side and back. I was in a hurry when I took these pics, so please excuse the crummy bathroom and messy hair shots.

Side Black Shrug

Back Black Shrug