Friday, August 19, 2011

Cladonia II

Aah!  So it might seem that I have been sitting idle this week, perhaps taken a little breather, but things are not always as they seem!  I have made a quilt this week;  pieced a top, prepared the backing, basted, and quilted a quilt, all in the last few days.  Unfortunately it's one of those secret projects, and I can't show it to you yet.  Not just yet.  Not even the snippets of fabric of the yet to be released fabric collection by some clever Aussie girls that covered the floor of my sewing area.  Sorry ...


But ... I can show you my finished knitting project.  I know, it's not a quilt, but I am still working my way through a knitting phase and have again enjoyed knitting a shawl.  The pattern is Cladonia by Kristen Kapur from Through the Loops Designs, and this is my second version of this shawl.  See my first Cladonia Shawl here. 


The yarn is Madelinetosh Merino Light in Silver Fox and Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering in "That Old Feeling".  I am still a novice at choosing yarn for a color study project and it took several color changes before I was happy to proceed with this project.

This project looks so much more impressive and complicated than what it actually is to knit.  If you're keen to try your hand at a lace knitting project I can highly recommend this pattern; the pattern involves not much more than a yo, ssk, k2tog and plenty of stitch markers.  It's very do-able.


See more pictures and all the details of this project on Ravelry ~  here:  Cladonia.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

31 comments:

  1. Love this version, the colours are brilliant.

    Looking forward to hearing about your secret project x

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  2. Looks fab - love the edging

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  3. Simply beautiful! I love your choice of colors. I made one of these in turquoise and lime green and it won't be the last one I knit. You are so right - it is an easy beginner lace pattern and the results exceed the effort -

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  4. I love your colour choice too!! Good on you for achieving so much this week!! How do you do it?! I'm flat out finding time to sew a coaster!

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  5. Beautiful.
    Bring on the big reveal!!
    xx

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  6. Rita, that is awesome your talents are endless and I don't know how you fit it all in. Stacey

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  7. I love your knitting Rita - I am always in awe when I see your projects.

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  8. She is a beauty. I knew there was a reason I was looking meaningfully at that Tosh yarn...

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  9. Your talents are endless!! What a beautiful knit project!

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  10. Wow I#m very impressed ;) lgtani

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  11. LOVE it! Do you sell these shawls anywhere? Would love to get my hands on one :)

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  12. When I see your shawls, I just drool. Please sell one or two of them on etsy, please!

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  13. You sitting idle?...never. You achieve more than anyone I know Rita, and this is divine!!! xo

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  14. Beautiful! Kirsten's patterns are always gorgeous and I love your interpretation of it! Your colour choices are perfect.

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  15. I am so impressed! Do you ever sleep?! Smiles~Beth

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  16. Lovely! Great choice of colour.

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  17. You are so talented! That is amazing!

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  18. splendid! lovely shawl .... i'm casting on kirsten kapur's neferten shawl now while i'm getting up the nerve to fmq on a quilt for the first time.

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  19. What temptress you are... now, we ALL want to know what you've been up to!

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  20. Wow! It's gorgeous! I don't know how you find the time!! I couldn't accomplish half of what you do, even if that's all I did all day! Your work is always so amazing!

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  21. Wow, it's so beautiful! You are so talented!

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  22. Wow Rita, it's absolutely beautiful. I can't believe that edging is knitted - it looks incredibly impressive. Beautiful colour choice too.

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  23. Now that's just a teaser! You're forgiven on the condition that you do eventually show us photos of the one-week quilt with the secret fabrics.

    Love that beautiful edging! It's just stunning. You could make lace for so many projects!

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  24. Hi Rita!

    This is so cute! But let me get this straight. You finished a quilt AND a shawl all in the same week? :) I am off to ravelry and to dig through my stash. You made me want to break out the knitting needles!!!!

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  25. Wow! Its stunning, so elegant.

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  26. OK, when do you sleep? Gorgeous shawl.

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