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Sea Glass
January 2 2010
May 22 2010
Project info
Sea Glass
Hanami Stole by Melanie Gibbons
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Cascade Yarns® Alpaca Lace
2 skeins = 874.0 yards (799.2 meters), 100 grams
fibre space in Alexandria, Virginia
October 12, 2009

Materials also call for 47 small glass beads. I found mine in my jewelry making stash.

The overall effect of my yarn and beads keeps making me think of sea glass…ergo, the name for the project.

1/8 One basket weave repeat (all 32 rows!) completed. I’m liking it, but it will be an extended knit. It takes focus and that makes for interesting knitting, but not knitting suitable for when I come home exhausted.

2/10 Basket weave complete! I did 8 repeats to get some extra length. Starting chart A with a bit of yarn left on the first ball, so I think I’ll be able to complete with the 2 skeins.

1/30 Four basket weave repeats completed. I’m wondering if this will be long enough for a really wrappy shawl or if I need to add some repeats. Hmmm….I do have a skein of Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud which I think is the same thing as Cascade Alpaca Lace. I may do some “intermingled” swatching and see if I can add it to the mix to make the stole longer.

Note to self…start adding dye lot numbers to project notes before thowing out ball tags!

2/7 Up to seven repeats…and enough yarn in this ball to add at least one more without worrying about extra yarn.

4/3 I’ve picked it back up! And am making some slow progress as I’ve picked up several other projects too. I am well into the cherry blossoms though…so fitting given that the cherry trees in DC have peaked!

5/10 Making headway…only about 60 rows left! I’m partway into Chart F. Hope to finish this week.

5/23 Blocked and dry! It turned out fantastic! I didn’t finish the knitting till 5/21, but much of that was because of an error in the edging…when I picked it back up after it had been sitting on the sideline for a while, I somehow forgot that the edges were garter stitch. I ended up having to drop back about 90 rows on each edge to fix the all stockinette edges I had done over about 3 charts of the pattern. Sheesh!

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by Cascade Yarns®
100% Alpaca
437 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: January 3, 2010
  • Updated: May 23, 2010
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