Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cladonia IV ~ A Finished Knit

Another shawl and a repeat of one of my favorite knitting patterns - Cladonia.


This knitting project was on the needles for some time.  I haven't been able to find/make time to knit, but I do intend to remedy that.  Knitting is still my relaxation, and I continue to enjoy this simple pattern even the fourth time around.  See:  Cladonia I,  Cladonia II, Cladonia III.

THE YARNS:  Madelinetosh Merino Light in Clover (discontinued) and Lagoon

I also continue to be smitten by these gorgeous yarns and saturated colors; a single ply with perfect stitch definition.  I wear my knitted shawls almost all year round and can tell you that this yarn is buttery soft, durable, and lovely and warm during the cooler months.


As I've said before, the lace section looks impressive and rather complicated.  It is however a simple lace knitting section.   If you're keen to try your hand at a lace knitting project I can highly recommend this pattern; the lace border involves not much more than a yo, ssk, k2tog and plenty of stitch markers.  It's definitely very do-able.


And as always, blocking my knitted project is definitely the secret to amazing stitch/lace definition!  I use blocking wires and blocking pins to block my knitted projects.  I don't have a blocking board but find that blocking straight onto the carpet works a treat - just don't mention it to the hubby!


 


For more pictures and all the details check out my Ravelry page:




Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

29 comments:

  1. What a beautiful creation Rita! I can imagine how elegant you feel wrapped in this.

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  2. Is there anything you can't too?
    Oh heaven, how talented you are...

    Love it,

    Greetings,
    Tina

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  3. I would love to wear that beautiful shawl. wow! Enjoy it!

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  4. Wow, Rita! That shawl is amazing! I love everything about it! Now I'm inspired to pick back up the scarf I started a couple winters ago! Though your colors are better! I did buy some gorgeous baby alpaca in my honeymoon in Peru...hmmm... :)

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  5. Hi Rita,
    I love your shawls, I think this colour combo is my favourite :)

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  6. Rita this is stunning, love those colours together! This pattern has been on my to-do list for quite some time, yours has inspired me to bump it up the list :) it's a gorgeous day here in South Africa today, have u been watching any of the cricket?

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  7. Lovely! Looks like I've got a use for my Mad Tosh!
    Some of those Madeline Tosh yarns are fantastic. She's got a new turquoise out - Nassau Blue (but it is green-blue, ultramarine, tropical water colour) that came home with me and an eye searing red that I haven't bought any of yet.

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  8. Lovely shawl, and lovely pattern. I have Tiong Bahru from ravelry on my to do-list myself, but I just might give this one a go too!

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  9. I fell in love with your first cladonia :-) All your color combo's are so beautyful♥

    Just a few days ago i bought the pattern and started my first cladonia. We'll see how many will follow :-)

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  10. Just beautiful..I have no idea how you get the time to do this though with all of those lovely quilts being made constantly also!

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  11. Wow, the lace may be simple, but it looks fantastic!

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  12. Honestly, Rita, everytime I see another of your knitted shawls I just start drooling again! And I can knit, but don't! Should you ever be interested, I would be honored to swap you one of my needlepoint pieces for a shawl like this - you just let me know!

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  13. This is the most gorgeous thing I have seen in a long time. Absolutely perfect!
    hugs,
    Meredith

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  14. So pretty ~ took a look at the others too ~ they're pretty too! I'm glad to see someone else repeats shawls. I've made a couple of the same shawl too and my friends think I'm silly to do it.

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  15. I must try this pattern! I love patterns that look complicated but are easy to do! :) I have some Madelinetosh yarn for a cowl I have yet to make. It is dreamy stuff indeed!!

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  16. Wow Rita, I wonder what you can't do! Lovely quilt, pretty knitting projects.. All in amazingly fast speed!:)

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  17. Oh my God ! it's so beautiful ! I'd like knitting like this. Congratulations !

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  18. gorgeous shawl! love your colors on this one!

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  19. Stunning color combination, too. The lace is just gorgeous.

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  20. Rita,

    So gorgeous! You do beautiful work!

    Have a good day.

    Linda

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  21. This is so amazing. I am awed by each of these lovely shawls.

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  22. Takes my breath away.....so beautiful and my two favorite colors. Just lovely.

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  23. It's lovely and your color combination makes it peppy.

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