Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What to do with leftovers? or - the Silken Wimple

This one's been a long time coming.

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Pattern: Never Wimpy Wimple from Interweave Knit's "Lace Style"
Yarn: Art Yarn's Regal Silk (left over from Annie Modesitt's Silk Corset)
Things I'd change, and things I changed:
I used a yarn that is quite a larger gauge than the one called for in the pattern. That was easy enough to mod for, because the pattern adds the measurements you need to create this one-size-fits-all garment (quite helpful! I love when they do this).
I knit it flat, with teeny needles (I think they were 2.5 mm or possibly 3 mm). The tedium of knitting with slippery silk on such small needles made this project last longer than it needed too. I was determined, though, to have it for the cool weather, and I have triumphed!
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It actually turned out nicer than I was suspecting. Just a wee bitty of blocking and it fits quite nicely over me huge noggin. I doubt I'll wear it as a wimple - it makes me look like a large-headed golden turtle.

I still have plenty of Regal Silk left over. Now, what to make with golden silk? The wheels are turning, my readers.

Stay tuned - another FO to come quite soon.


Amanda said...

That is beautiful!

Unraveling Sophia said...

yes, very beautiful... and your comment about the golden turtle made me laugh!

as for leftover silk....that would make really lovely vintage style drawstring bags....

Teresa said...

Great suggestion! And, it's like you were reading my mind: I was thinking of hand-made gift bags for Christmas this year :)

Susan said...

I agree with everyone. It came out lovely and the drawstring bag sounds perfect.


Hope said...

That is so pretty!!!!