Friday, October 06, 2006

Finished! The Baltic Sea Stole

This would be the very first stole I had ever finished. It is not the first lace object I have ever made, but it is the only lace object (other than socks) that survived the mass migration from Utah to Kansas.

  • Pattern published by Fiber Trends and available at your local yarn store.

  • Started February 09 and finished September 14.

  • Yarn used was KnitPicks' Shadow in the colorway of Vineyard. 3 skeins were used.

  • Needles used were size 4 Addis.

  • Modifications: I added two repeats of column to the stole to make this a little wider and added extra repeats of the pattern to use up all of the skein.

Before blocking | Post blocking

The pattern is very easy to follow and the laceweight yarn was so soft that it made the lengthy process of knitting the whole thing very pleasant. I especially enjoy the very subtle variagations of color within the yarn itself that gives the stole the appearance of flecked shadows. The entire length of the stole is approximately six feet after blocking and drapes beautifully across my shoulders.

Wingspan | Length

In future, I will block this using actual blocking wires, the pins made for a very ragged and sloppy edge. This is the perfect project for someone who is a beginner to lace. The stitches used were knit, purl, yarn-overs (on both sides), p2tog, k2tog, and ssk. Nothing too complex. I do suggest that a pattern marking system of some sort be used. I used a magnet board such as those you can get at any local craft store or Walmart for about $5.

It looks better on Zoe


  1. Beeeaauuutiful! =)

  2. Kit, the shawl is gorgeous!!!! Congratulations you must feel so good. I love the colour. I understand about the edges; I think the pins work best on a pointy edge where you need to pull them out. Excellent work!

  3. Looks amazing!!! I bought this pattern a few months ago but haven't gotten around to starting on it. Yours looks great.

  4. Absolutely amazing. The pattern's name is really apt.

  5. Wow. That's lovely! And something I would love to make for myself. Gonna hafta get that pattern!

  6. Looks gorgeous! Love the color. Nice job. This is yet another thing that is on my to-knit list that hasn't been got around to! Too many knitting projects, too little time!!

  7. Love. love. love. the stole... it may have to be my first ever lace project... it turned out beautifully.

  8. oooooooh...I love your stole!! It's beautiful!!