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Print o’ the Wave Stole

August 20th, 2006 | View Comments

Finished Print o' the Wave Stole

Pattern: Print o’ the Wave stole, from Eunny
Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze, #590, 3 skeins
Needles: 1 set 32″ Addi Turbos, US 4 (3.5mm)

This was my first real lace project, with actual laceweight yarn and an actual picked up edging. It was fun. It was time-consuming. And they ain’t kidding when they say blocking lace is like doing crazy voodoo.

The Yarn

If you’re going to use the Kidsilk Haze to knit this pattern or frankly anything else, be extra-vigilant about mistakes because that stuff? Does. Not. Frog.

Otherwise, it is an absolute joy.

The yarn is so soft, and it has such a lovely halo. And it’s warm too. I suspect that the stole would be warm enough to guard a strappy dress against a crisp fall day.

The Pattern

The design of the stole is gorgeous, and hats off to Eunny for that. If you’re knitting this stole, be sure to check out this Knitter’s Review thread and read Eunny’s pattern corrections and other comments (4th post from the top), as they’re very helpful.

The Process

As you can see from the picture, I made some mods to the pattern. I opted to sacrifice the symmetry for easier assembly and just knit the body all in one piece, instead of grafting two pieces together. I also knit one fewer horizontal repeat (I only have three ripples instead of four) and nine fewer vertical repeats. For anyone wanting to do the same thing, here are the numbers I used:

I had a bit of trouble with the mitered corners, probably because I can’t follow directions, and things didn’t go quite as planned when I seamed the edging together and I wound up with a big hole in one corner that had to be sewn shut. Other than that, the pattern was completely smooth sailing.

Print o' the Wave Stole, blocking

The finished, blocked, stole is 5 feet long by 2 feet wide; the main body is 52in by 16in with a 4in-wide edging. I didn’t measure it before blocking, but I think I gained over a foot vertically and about ten inches horizontally when I blocked it. I really stretched the heck out of that thing, even blocking it a second time to make it the full two feet wide and spread the pattern out even more.

The transformation that occurs during blocking is truly amazing. From the weird, wrinkly lump, to the pitiful, wet lump, to this glorious piece of lace. So awesome.

Print o' the Wave Stole, detail

I’ll probably knit another one some day, since this one was so much fun. Thanks, Eunny!

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Yvonne posted this on August 20th, 2006 @ 7:39pm in Finished Objects, Lace, Scarves & Wraps | Permalink to "Print o’ the Wave Stole"

15 Comments

  1. Tania A says:

    Oh, wow. That really is incredibly gorgeous. I really need to make myself one.

  2. KathyMarie says:

    Stunning. You did beautiful work! Congrats!

  3. lobstah says:

    Wow, wow, wow! It looks absolutely perfect! Great job!

  4. Charity says:

    That is so beautiful, Yvonne! You did a wonderful job – I love it :0)

  5. Val says:

    Yours is gorgeous, and reminds me that I really need to block mine. I cheated too and did not graft the centre.

  6. alliesw says:

    Wow–that is absolutely beautiful–I can’t believe you are new to lace. Congratulations!

  7. Deborah says:

    You must knit another if only to take pictures of the blocking transformation (some of us knitting ADD types need proof of more finishing necessity)

    It is gorgeous true, colors, texture… Knitted lace is like wearing snowflakes I always say.

  8. Satu says:

    Your shawl is so beautiful, gives me hope :-)

    I’m on the process with th POW myself, and doing it out of cobweb weight yarn, Merinosilk by Grignasco, so I must do some alterations on the pattern too…. still thinking how to do it :-).

  9. Dympna says:

    Your shawl is beautiful. Congratulations.

  10. Claudia says:

    Wow! It looks beautiful! :-D

  11. Beth says:

    A gorgeous job. And you are a beautiful model!

    A trick for frogging Kidsilk Haze: put it in the freezer for a while. It seems to glide better when very cold. And then go stitch-by-stitch, rather than pull.

    This helped me in a few jams. It is better to just do right the first time with the stuff, though, I agree.

  12. Angelika says:

    I found your blog around a couple of corners. I’ve started the same stole and ran into the problem about the graft. I’ll probably do the same thing as you, keep on knitting, except I’m going all the way, the full size. Your definately look great!!

  13. What size needles did you use for this project? I’m planning a few things using fleece artist mohair and love the stitch definition on your stole, and would love to achieve a similar effect!

  14. sharon says:

    I am in stunned amazement of the beauty of your shawl. Last night, I cast on for the same shawl, using cobweb wt. Skaska Designs cashmere. Eunny is wonderful–I learned provisional CO from her instructions. Glad I found your blog–I’m inspired to keep going so that I can end up with something as lovely as what you made.

  15. sharon says:

    I wonder if you could help me. i am making the shawl using your changes. Almost ready for eyelet round and miter increase round. will this be 4 rows total? And is round 1 written
    correctly as *YO,K2,(YO,K2tog) to marker, YO, K2 with the repeat for the entire line ,OR, just *YO,K2 (YO, K2tog)as your repeat until you get to a marker and then do a YO,K2 after the marker? Any advice for me?