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Secret of the Stole Finished!

Written by: Lindy

November 30, 2007

I finished the stole on Monday evening. I blocked it Tuesday evening, but did not have a chance to take photos until this morning. The finished fabric is very light and airy and I am very proud of my first laceweight knit stole. The stole measures 18 inches wide by 74 inches long. It is just the right size to wrap around one’s shoulders.
Many thanks to DK, the Nautical Knitter for the wonderful design and the KAL. I have greatly enjoyed participating in this project and I learned a great deal.

Here’s a close-up of the last section of this stole:
This section of the design is quite elaborate and complex — lots of yarn overs and decreases.

Hint 7 Completed 11/23/07

Written by: Lindy

Didn’t get any pictures posted last week due to Thanksgiving. I finished hint 7 late Friday night. You can see the beginning of the point.

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Secret of the Stole – Hint 6 finished

Written by: Lindy

November 17, 2007

Finished hint 6 a little behind schedule. This was a busy week with lots of activities and I didn’t have as much time to knit as I have the last 5 weeks. So — I stayed up later last night to finish the last few rows. Then I started making mistakes and decided to get up early this morning to finish rather than keep messing things up due to fatigue.

Got up at 5:00 AM and tinked back about half a row on the last pattern row. I think I fixed the problem — but I may have added my own personal “design element” in doing so.

The stole is turning out beautifully. Since it now too long to get a good picture of — I am now just taking shots of the newest section.
Here’s the latest picture:

A Closer Look at Hint 5

Written by: Lindy

November 10, 2007

Here’s a picture of just the Hint 5 section of the Secret of the Stole.

This picture really shows the detail of the pattern and you can also see the two beads that are at the top portion of the section. Isn’t lovely?

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Secret of the Stole – Hint 5 Now Done

Written by: Lindy

November 9, 2007

Finished hint 5 of the Secret of the Stole this morning. It is now 42 inches long, and would probably be even longer if stretched it when blocking.

This picture doesn’t show the detail as well as I would like, so I may try to take another shot of the stole tomorrow morning — maybe a close up of just the hint 5 section…

This stole is turning out to be very lightweight, but very warm and I love the ever changing pattern. Hint 6 is released tomorrow!