Sunday, August 09, 2009

Shawl Pins for Dianna

These were done with 18 gauge wire, but I would have preferred 16 - they are slightly flimsy so I had to work-harden the heck out them with my hammer. The spiral pin in gold has some of the stole beads wrapped around it. I may work on this one some more, since I'm not totally pleased with it. But at least Dianna will stay put.

Deep Purple Dianna Lace Stole

Here are pictures of my latest project, a knitted rectangular stole done in the entrelac technique. I had never tried this technique before, and wanted to see how it worked, so when the pattern was published in Ravelry, I was very interested. It is the lovely Dianna shawl by Jane Araujo, or MaweLucky on ravelry and the link is here: You must be a member of ravelry to see it, but if you're not, it's free to join, and please do!!

I modified the triangular shape to make it rectangular, and added a knitted-on lace edging from Victorian Lace Today. I am THRILLED beyond belief at how it turned out. There are some beads on the stem of the leaves too, although you may not be able to see them well. I used Blue Heron Mercerized Cotton in blueberry.