Saturday, October 21, 2006

blocking beauty

It is blocking now! I'm very pleased with the results. I'm already planning the next and like many here want to make it in a larger size. It's blocking smaller than I expected. I usually have to decrease needle size 1 or 2 size down to get gauge but apparently not in this case. This is a gift for my mother who is petite, so it's perfect. In natural light, the yarn appears much more green and reflects the blue that you see in these images.

Yarn: KnitPicks Alpaca Colud in Tide Pool
Needles: #3
Depth: 25.5 inches
Width: 52 inches


Singular Stitches said...

It's beautiful!! You did a lovely job!

Carrie said...

We made twins! Lookie here:
although mine came out a fair bit larger... but I usually block the living daylights out of lace. :)

Melanie said...

I have been debating on buying this yarn for a long time now...but I was not sure what it would look like knitted up into lace..It's GORGEOUS!
Ok, next paycheck, that yarn is MINE!
Beautiful Swallowtail btw =) I have been "lurking" this site for a while. I want to make this sucker right now but Im trying to be good and finish my Flower Basket shawl first!