Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stainless Rock

i made a pact with myself to only knit original designs for the rest of this year - but already broke it!

Rock Island Shawl

pattern: rock island shawl by jared flood
yarn: habu xs-45 20/3 bamboo in color number 1 and habu stainless steel filament held together
needles: #5 circular

i spent an awesome day with a good friend at habu recently where we both bought some of this bamboo and stainless figuring we'd get to it sometime. but then i realized another great friend had a birthday coming up and i really wanted to make something for her. i just knew she would appreciate something handmade and especially something made out of such a funky material. the rock island shawl seemed like the perfect companion for the stainless - such an open lace that could use something to really hold the shape.
Rock Island Shawl

to be honest, i didn't love the pattern - i found starting with the edging to be a little boring and if it wasn't for a present a week away i probably would have put it away.

Rock Island Shawl

i definitely loved the effect of the metal thread through out and now have some good ideas about how to use all the other stainless and copper i bought - so stay tuned :)

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