Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lalique - A labour of love


So this is probably the most challenging knitting pattern I have attempted.  I saw a knitted sample at the Knitting and Stitching Show, and decided I just had to have a go, and here it is, finally finished after many hours of sweat and possibly tears.
The yarn is a gorgeous cashmere and silk mixture, a pleasure to knit with, from Artisan Yarns.  the pattern is Lalique, as found on Ravelry.
There are lots of issues with this pattern, as described by the other knitters who have tried it and listed comments on Ravelry, for example it needs to be made longer in the body, and the sleeves are a bit tight.  If knitting again I would make several amendments to make it fit better, but it was so difficult to knit I am not sure I would want to attempt it again!  Although in the end it only took me 2-3 weeks, but I am ready for a bit of more mindless knitting now.

3 comments:

Anna said...

It is beautiful Mum x

Jennifer said...

That is lovely! I can't even imagine being able to knit something as beautiful as that, let alone in a few weeks!

Ann-Kay Design said...

That is beautiful! And cashmere and silk sounds wonderful, it must be a delight to wear something made from that yarn

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