Monday, June 14, 2010

Wings




For the past few months, I have been working on a very simple design for a laceweight stole for the final instalment of the Black Japan Club. And I finally finished knitting it just minutes before these pictures were taken.

It's called Wings.



It's based on the very popular Japanese Feather stitch motif, and has some shaping down the sides to give it a trapezium shape. A horizontal border is attached at the neck edge at the end, and this forms a collar like edging which is pretty near the face.

My very beautiful and very intelligent niece kindly modelled for me at the Botanic Gardens, and I can honestly say I'm completely delighted with how it came out.



For Black Japan members this pattern will be free with your final package this week, I'm not yet sure whether I'll make it available through ravelry.

And there ends a wonderful long weekend of knitting - I'll post about WWKIP during the week, it was amazing!

12 comments:

Ruby Girl said...

that is so beautiful.

Janette said...

Congratulations ... simply beautiful.

bellsknits.com said...

Oh my goodness Ailsa it's lovely! I've not made something in that shape before and I'm intrigued! Well done you. And your model! Wow. Her hair!!!

Rose Red said...

And yet again I kick myself for not signing up for the club! That is a gorgeous pattern, I love the stitch pattern and the shaping, so clever!

And your model - well, she is just gorgeous!

dillpickle said...

It's really lovely! I'm wishing I was in the club, but that's what happens when you discover these things far too late!! Maybe next time :-)

Jan said...

I'll have to remind DIL to check the post office box this week. Then again, I had startitis last week, so have some things to finish. Love the look.
Jan

drkknits said...

yay for wings! its gorgeous! i cant believe you got that last bit finished so quickly. and missK can always decide to be a knitwear model if lawyering doesnt work out for her!

Jess said...

Oh please do release it after the club is finished. That and your Bollywood pattern are just so gorgeous. I hope one day to join one of your sock clubs!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous Ailsa! I can't wait.

Alrischa said...

For some reason all the photos are offline today. I'll have to come back, because I can see just the first one... like a teaser :( lol.

Got my little tiny box in the mail today, thankyou so much! I can't believe there are 8 tiny compartments with lids!

Anonymous said...

Please make it posible to get the pattern on ravelry - it is so beautiful.
Congratulations
petra

Ann said...

Gorgeous & I love the stitch pattern.