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KNITTING => Knitting: Completed Projects => Topic started by: LimeRiot on March 21, 2016 08:11:41 PM



Title: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: LimeRiot on March 21, 2016 08:11:41 PM
I was so flattered and excited when everyone's craftster crush, wendiek, asked me to swap with her in the latest IYP!

I wanted to make her something knitted since it's not a craft she does. With the help of some of the mods, I selected a pattern called Braidsmaid (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/braidsmaid) by Martina Behm. It was a really fun knit - just the right balance of ease and interest.



The yarn I used a silk blend yarn from Manos del Uruguay (http://www.manosyarns.com/the_yarns/silk_blend/). It was a delight to work with!! It has a soft and shiny texture but still feels cozy and warm.



I added extra pattern repeats to make the shawl bigger so that it could easily be worn just draped on the shoulders or all wrapped up around the neck.



It was a fun knit and I think wendiek liked it (that's what really matters :D :))!


Title: Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on March 21, 2016 09:27:32 PM
It's beautiful, Lime, just like you!  Lucky wendiek!!   :)


Title: Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: wendiek on March 21, 2016 11:29:05 PM
Woohoo!! That beautiful knit shawl is all MINE  ;D Yes, fiddle I am lucky!

Hahaha, talking about everone's craftster crush... That would be you  :-*

I am so in love with this awesome shawl! It is so soft and I've been wearing it since I got it haha   :D Even my partner is impressed by your awesome knitting Lime!

Thanks so much for knitting for me, for swapping the IYP with me and for having so much fun!
Here is a pic of me wearing it, not the best pic but it does show all our member how proud I am!!

If the pic is sideways, sorry! Working on the ipad is confusing with pictures.
I'm wearing it with one of the cables at the front, because it is so pretty!!
I hit this rocks!   8)


Title: Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: HSG on March 22, 2016 06:58:50 AM
So beautiful! :)


Title: Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: kittykill on March 22, 2016 08:11:27 AM
This is so beautiful!


Title: Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: lindyv321 on March 22, 2016 08:47:52 AM
Gorgeous! I love the texture and color


Title: Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: bananaleg on March 22, 2016 01:03:43 PM
Gorgeous! Such a great color. I love Manos silk blend! It's one of my favorites to work with.


Title: Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: LimeRiot on March 22, 2016 03:39:46 PM
Thank you!

It looks great on you, wendiek!! :) :) I'm so happy you like it.

bananaleg - I love the yarn too. I will definitely use it again. I did have one skein that had a ton of knots in it but I think it was a lemon. The rest of the skeins were great.


Title: Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: MissingWillow on March 22, 2016 03:58:04 PM
Truly gorgeous!


Title: Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: rackycoo on March 23, 2016 11:15:19 AM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! (https://www.craftster.org/blog/march-23-2016-featured-projects/)  :)


Title: Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: wendiek on March 23, 2016 12:29:42 PM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! (https://www.craftster.org/blog/march-23-2016-featured-projects/)  :)

WOOHOO!! Congratulations Lime!  :-*

And it is all mine  ;D haha!


Title: Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: cmouse01 on March 23, 2016 12:45:27 PM
Added to my (never-ending) queue!  Great job!


Title: Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: LimeRiot on March 23, 2016 04:00:52 PM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! (https://www.craftster.org/blog/march-23-2016-featured-projects/)  :)

That's neat!! Thank you :)


Title: Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: cackle on March 23, 2016 07:20:49 PM
I love this. That is all.


Title: Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl
Post by: pottermouth on March 24, 2016 05:35:54 PM
Looks like heaven, Lime! I want to say I'd love to squish it between my hands, but it is too pretty. Beautiful work!