Monday, July 24, 2006

Kiri

Kiri3
I finished this shawl over a week ago after almost two weeks of intense knitting. Kid Silk Haze is lovely and works so well with my cheapy Phildar needles, but the pattern rows grow mindnumbingly looong towards the end. I was getting bored fast, hence the (for me) quick turn-around.
When I blocked it, the points on the left side refused to get as pointy as the ones on the right, and I have no idea why. The cast off turned out loose enough with US8's. It's not really bothering me though, I'm happy with it.
Kiri2
Pattern: Kiri, available for free here
Yarn: 2.5 balls of Rowan Kid Silk Haze in 'bleached' (discontinued color)
Needles: US6 for the shawl, US8's for binding off
No changes, no problems, ahhhh.
I never thought I'd jump on the shawl bandwagon, but after Kiri I'm craving more, something open and crisp and possibly black.

61 comments:

Connie said...

beautiful! I'm not usually a fan of triangular shawls, preferring instead rectangular stoles, but I might convert after seeing such lovely results.

Angela said...

Very preeeeetty! I'm starting to feel that mind numbing action with my mom's shawl. I'm only on the 5th repeat and I have LOT more to do. The Diamond Fantasy shawl in black could be your next shawl.

iSeL said...

Stunning! And in white. I admire you for that. Love love love it.

nikki the blogless said...

Oooo! I love that its white. Very chic! I have had some dark brown KSH and the Kiri pattern sitting in my knititng basket for well over a year. I need to get it started.

kris said...

so beautiful! mmm, i must knit something in ksh again soon. love your pictures, as usual; the colours are gorgeous.

yahaira said...

so pretty steph! what shawl are you thinking of next?

Purly Whites said...

Oh, so gorgeous! And so hip in the pale color with the jeans and the blues in the background. Definitely not your granny's shawl.

LaurieM said...

I love the colors in your photoshoot! I did Kiri as a neck scarf in alpaca laceweight and I too found it to be dull near the end.

So far, my favourite shawl to knit has been Frost Flowers and Leaves from Gathering of Lace. It was easy to memorize, yet had lots of interesting bits. I wear it a lot and always get a ton of compliments. A phot is available on flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/16147043@N00/166818923/).

grumperina said...

Oh that's just gorgeous! I love the way it looks in that color, and the way it looks against the blue in your photos! Enjoy!

Not An Artist said...

Gorgeous Kiri shawl! And great photoshoot to show it off -- you look all art-directed and cool in with the blues and the graf for background with your stunning white shawl. Great work!

gleek said...

oooh, i love it! kiri is on my list of must-knits and now i really want to make it. great job. i love the photoshoot especially :)

Marie said...

it's beautiful, and the photos are great - love the bright blue background, it's refreshing

allison said...

So pretty!! I love the white KSH. I knit Birch in January and seeing yours makes me think I may be due for another very soon. Enjoy!

Jess said...

That's very pretty! Nice work :-)

blossom said...

wow! absolutely gorgeous, beautifully photographed, too. love your jeans!

LaBean said...

Your Kiri's beautiful. The white was a good yarn color choice. I'm working on one myself, in a mint shade of green. Hopefully I'll have the motivation to finish her. I've already been sidetracked by spinning and a new pair of socks!

diana said...

So lovely! I'm really drawn to your version in white.

Siow Chin said...

This is so beautifully done and modelled!

keri said...

Wow, just beautiful!

Flashalee said...

Beautiful! I just saved that PDF a few days ago, and it seems that I run into it everywhere. You did a fantastic job.

-Ash-

vera said...

what a great job you did on the shawl- and so quick too! it looks stunning. x

Jessica said...

It's beautiful. Great photos too.

Erin said...

Love the shawl, love the white. I am going to start my first shawl soon...yours is very inspirational.

julia said...

a beautiful shawl and a particularly stunning photo shoot. congrats!!!

Ellen Kathrine said...

wauh!
so inspiring- I knit too- but wonder how you all manage to get that much done in so short time... nice that the pattern is for free- it makes me think that I someday will knit one by myself- and it's always nice to view your blog..

Stacey said...

Beautiful! I really like the crisp white color!

SJ said...

That is gorgeous! I hear you about the long rows; that is absolutely my least favorite part about lace knitting. I am well into my second lace shawl and quite addicted!

Beth S. said...

Congratulations! It's lovely. :-)

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! So nice in white, too.

Pip
www.pipandtom.com

Melissa said...

very very very nice! now i wish rowan hadn't discontinued that color!

Amelia said...

Oh it's lovely in white. I was going tomake myself one in green but now I am thinking that I may need to change my mind. It's gorgeous!

cynic the lamb said...

Beautiful job! It looks great! I love the photography, too.

Anonymous said...

I just love it..... I have it on my list of to do's....

Chrissy said...

Your pictures are so professional. I wish I could get pics to turn out that nicely! Lovely shawl! I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of it.

Vanessa said...

Simply gorgeous Steph! I totally agree with everyone. Those pictures are absolutely stunning. Love it!

Vanessa said...

Simply gorgeous Steph! I totally agree with everyone. Those pictures are absolutely stunning. Love it!

joujouka said...

So beautiful shawl and great photos!!

opportunityknits said...

Beautiful! Love the first photo styling - brings out the rugged side to the feminine Kiri. I;m swatching for a shawl with my black misti alpaca right now, but just can't decide which lace to knit!

Krawuggl said...

Hab ich das richtig gelesen - gestrickt in nur 2 Wochen? Er ist superschön geworden, und die Fotos dazu sind eine Pracht, die Farben passen so schön und mit dem blauen Hintergrund sieht der Schal noch frischer und sommerlicher und luftiger aus. Wunderschön, dein Shawl und deine Fotos!
Viele liebe Grüße,
Suzi

Mandy said...

Oh, that's pretty. I'm not much of a shawl person, myself, but I can see how knitting that might get addictive. Great work!

Kara said...

Love it! The white is just striking. Way to rock that pattern, Steph!

Carol said...

your shawl is lovely! especially striking when paired with the blue sky on blue graffiti...

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous! i'm impressed at your abilities with KSH - I can't knit with the stuff to save my life.

Dana said...

Was für ein wunderbarer blauer Himmel, davor wirkt dein Kiri wie ein luftige kleine Wolke. Sehr, sehr schön.

Mich würde interessieren, trägst du ihn jetzt schon, abends vielleicht? Mir gefallen all die Kiris und Birches auch, aber ich kann mir irgendwie nicht vorstellen, wann und wozu ich sie tragen könnte.

Liebe Grüße
Dana

Heels/Stephanie said...

You are extraordinarily talented and I'm so glad I googled "amy butler weekender" yesterday and found this site. I sent the Husband here to check out the bag and he said, "She's gonna get run over by a train!"

I'll be a frequent reader. Please keep up the fine art crafting.

Areli said...

It's beautiful!

HPNY Knits said...

lovely in white, and the background shows it off so well!
it looks like a Greek island vacation ad
:-)
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http://www.yarnover.net/web/patterns/shawls.html

Jennifer said...

Seriously fantastic photos. The while shows the patterning so well!

Chris said...

It's seriously stunning.

parikha said...

Gorgeous! I have a cousin named Kiri, I think you've just given me an idea for her wedding present :)

Carola said...

Your scarf is so very pretty. The very bright and sunny picture makes me wonder why you would need a warming mohair scarf after all ;-) Great picture, at first glimpse I thought you did a full dressed dive into a swimming pool!

uhoava gnu said...

What a beautiful Kiri! Congratulations :)

LMB Knits said...

I found my way to you through Wicked Stitches. I gazed at your Kiri and then browsed your Gallery. I love your work. You're a great knitter -- and damn productive, too! Amazing.

lori said...

I am always so impressed with your FOs (and the photos of them) and this is no exception! Beautiful!

BLACK DOG KNITS said...

WOW Steph... that's gorgeous! I thought the photos were from the actual pattern until realising it's you - stunning!

KnittenKnots said...

Gorgeous! Great job! Triangular shawls are so appealing to knit but I'm not sure I could pull one off to wear... You look fantastic with yours and it's making me reconsider.

jorth said...

Wow! That's lovely!

laptitelili said...

Die Fotos auf deinem Blog sind immer so schön! Der Fotograf muss ein Profi sein, oder? Jedenfalls bewundere ich jedesmal seine (und natürlich deine) Arbeit :-)

Pixiepurls said...

Love it against the blue!

Sam said...

That's really good. I need to figure out how to photograph my knits better.

Bimla said...

very beautiful shawl, it looks so beautiful, that i myself wants to knit a shawl like this one.