Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's a shawl! It's a stole! It's a blanket?

Leaf and Trellis Shawl

leaf and trellis III

pattern: Large Rectangle in Leaf and Trellis pattern by Jane Sowerby
from Victorian Lace Today
yarn: Pirtin Kehräämö Kampalanka 90 TEX x 3, colour 4 (undyed dark brown), 4 x 100g
needles: 4mm ebony circ + 4mm dpns for the border


leaf and trellis IV

It took me years to get this one done. If I remember correctly, I knitted the center panel during two different summer vacations in Finland. Then it always just got abandoned in my knitting basket for month and months. But a couple of weeks ago, I just decided to finish it. I had this vision that it would be really beautiful and warm... which took quite an amount of imagination as is the case with many lace projects.

Tämä neule on täyttänyt vuosia jo useaan otteeseen ennen valmistumistaan. Tuota keskuskuviota tein parillakin kesälomalla Suomessa, mutta syksyn tullen mytty hylättiin neulekorin uumeniin kuukausiksi kerrallaan. Mutta pari viikkoa sitten yhtäkkiä päätin tekaista sen valmiiksi. Kuvittelin kuinka upea ja ihana ja lämmin siitä tulisi, oikea ruman ankanpoikasen tarina.

struggle with the shawl border

The border seemed to take forever and forever...

Reunapitsin neulominen vei ikuisuuden...

lace row counting

And then I lost my row counter and have to use a more archaic method. But I did not give up.

Ja jossain vaiheessa sohva söi kerroslaskimenkin ja piti siirtyä perinteiseen metodiin. Mutta en antanut periksi!

blocking the beast

And then, finally, I got to block it and I knew I had been right! It came out very large,about 75cm x 220cm, but light and warm. Rustic luxe, as I was told in an Ravelry comment. Couldn't put it better myself.

Ja sitten lopulta sain huivin venytykseen ja tiesin että oikeassa olin. Siitä tuli todella iso, noin 75cm x 220cm, kuitenkin kevyt ja lämmin. Rustiikkia luksusta, kuten joku Ravelryssä kommentoi. Enpä osaisi itse paremmin kuvailla.

leaf and trellis II

Now we are very pleased with ourselves.

Nyt olemme hyvin muikeina.

:-)

46 comments:

SDQuilter said...

And so you should be proud, it is very lovely!!

travellersyarn said...

I think it is fabulous, and I love the contrast between the tweedy yarn and the lace pattern.

nicole said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. Rustic luxe is the perfect way to describe it. I love shawls that have that "earthiness" to them. Not so fancy or dainty, more hearty and real. I admire you for sticking with it and getting it done!

tikru said...

:) Se on upea. ja muikea.

Tiina said...

Upea on! Tuollaisen kärsivällisen neulomisen jälkeen voittajaolo on erittäin ansaittu.

jacqueline said...

i am so glad you finally finished yours as it is absolutely gorgeous. i ended up giving mine to my best friend but have always had a hankering to knit another one for myself oneday. (even though i too hated knitting that border!)

Marsvin said...

Se on Hieno! Kyllä kannatti olla sinnikäs, eikö!? Mulla on ihan samanlainen rivilaskuri kuin sullakin ;D Paitsi silloin kun käytän hienoa antiikkista helmitauluani.
Ihana ilme tuossa vikassa kuvassa ;D Muikeaa indeed!

SatuK said...

Vau, kyllä kannatti!

kio said...

aivan upea huivi!

Tui said...

Upea huivi!

.k said...

Minun lempimalli! Ihana!

xana said...

Lindo!

helena said...

Työvoitto! Upea lopputulos, kyllä siihen kelpaa kääriytyä, vaikka Juhannuksena :P

tiina said...

Jösses:o Syystäkin muikena! Mahtava!

Dorit said...

Amazingly beautiful! One day I'll have the patience to follow you :)

tiennie said...

It is beautiful! Good job on getting it finished!

kris said...

it's a beautiful thing, that's for sure! well done! also, you have reminded me that i bought some super rustic, organic, smelly, tweedy laceweight yarn to make this same pattern.

Billy said...

É lindo, lindo, lindo! Estou verde de inveja, é preciso dizê-lo...

(eu também uso esse método "arcaico" de contagem de voltas! :) )

Johanna said...

Kaunista...

Kirsi said...

WAU!

Vilma said...

Valtavan hieno. Passaa tosiaan muikistellakin tuollaisen urakan jalkeen! :)

Jatta said...

On kyllä komee! Ja varmasti valtava urakka, mut kyllä kannatti :D

Marsha said...

It is strikingly beautiful. It is now next in my long line of must haves.

ColibriDreams said...

Todella upea! Hyvä, että jaksoit tehdä loppuun!

Itse olen aloittemassa melkein samaa mallia (Eunny Jangin versiona) ystävälle häälahjaksi. Toivottavasti se valmistuu nopeammin, häät kun ovat elokuussa... Vaikka siitä ei ole tarkoituskaan tulla noin isoa.

Anonymous said...

Salainen väripari ilmottautuu! Vakoilu on alkanut.. =)

stringplay said...

You should be pleased! It's lovely, lovely!

riotyarn said...

wow, all your knitting projects are amazing!

Quickstep said...

Voi että. Upea, upea huivi. Tuota ei hetkessä hutkaista, eikä ohimennen työstetä. Tarkkana saa olla. Hieno!

Cenoura said...

Absolutely great!

Mari said...

Vau, todella kaunis!

trikada said...

Tiu cxi sxalo estas belega!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Michele

leticia said...

very beautiful, saludos lety

MaryjoO said...

this looks great -- and you will be so happy you have it this winter! I'll go "fave" it on Ravelry ... and I too have shawls that are taking forever :)

MaryjoO said...

PS love the "notes" -- I have so many WIPs and little notebooks around that for sanity sake I've now just started marking rows on the pattern -- so at least I can find where I last left off ...

Ninnu said...

Hieno! ja väri on kaunis.

Markka said...

Mieletön!
Monessakin mielessä. On mielettömän kaunis ja mielettömän valtava.
Näyttävä. Hieno. Upea.
(multa ei oikein nyt irtoa järkeviä kommentteja, pitäisi kai vaan luetella adjektiiveja joka blogiin.)

Karen said...

Love your shawl! Love the rustic nature of it!

cecile said...

magnifique !

Jackie said...

You SHOULD be very pleased with yourself. It's gorgeous! Your persistance paid off.

Nina said...

Kaunis<3

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Gorgeous detailed pattern I love it! good job.

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Ariel said...

Meraviglioso...

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