Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Finished Object--Knitty's Cozy

Aha! Totally done. This was a huge (for me!) lace project, and it took a couple of months, although I did keep putting it aside for other things. But I was knitting this for my mother who kept complaining about how cold it was at work, so she really provided an incentive to hurry up and finish!

It's still blocking, but I think it looks pretty good. It's amazing to me how I could create something so delicate and intricate looking. And yet the pattern is not really difficult at all!

Project Specs:

Pattern: Cozy from Knitty
Yarn: Andean Silk from Knitpicks, Cream
Needle: Addi Turbo, size 8


Such a fun project, and the stitch pattern was pretty easy, even for me, being a lace novice. I'm sure there are some mistakes in there (Mom'll find 'em!), but it turned out beautifully.

16 comments:

Nonnahs said...

I'm working on a big (for me) lace project myself, and I'm also a lace novice, so I know how you feel. Congratulations - it looks beautiful!

Lori said...

It's gorgeous! How many skeins did you use? I like that Andean Silk

Kirsten said...

It's gorgeous! Your mom is very lucky!

YarnB said...

Very pretty!! I have that on my list to make....

Karen said...

That came out really beautiful!! In fact, I love yours so much, I just printed a copy of the pattern so I can make one. Like Lori, I'd love to know how many skeins you needed. :)

Emma said...

I believe I used 12 skeins. I made it a little wider than the original pattern--I used 103 stitches. I don't know how long it ended up being; I haven't measured it yet. But my mom wanted to be able to use it as a wrap or a lap blanket, orwhatever, so I wanted it to be versatile!

Sharon said...

That is lovely lace, well done.

Marianne said...

Emma, that is beautiful! inspiringly beautiful! Congratulations. I was also bitten with the 'warshrag' bug, funny little mindless knitting....
Great knitting!

Tara said...

lovely! I've had Cozy in my to do list for ages--maybe I should get to it.

Javajem said...

It's beautiful! I tried lace a few weeks ago - but ripped the whole thing out. I think this may be a good pattern to try because it uses a thicker yarn than laceweight.
Great job!

Anonymous said...

That looks really awesome!!!

i'm sure yo' mama will love it!!!

xo- your SP8

aija said...

Very nice, and what a great gift!

katie said...

It's so pretty! And your lace knitting looks great!

Jae said...

It looks great! You knitted the lace beautifully.

schrodinger said...

Looks great - and it is big, you should be proud for sticking at it. I'm sure your Mom is going to love keeping warm with cozy.

Melissa said...

I love it! It looks grat! I think your mom will love it.