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« on: April 11, 2005 02:04:39 PM »

http://stitch.typepad.com/stitch/images/charlottefull.jpg

http://stitch.typepad.com/stitch/images/charlottedetail.jpg

Okay, so she's been done for a while and I am just now getting around to taking her pretty picture and sharing.  Such a motivated knitter... and such a lazy photographer.  Go fig.

Pattern:  Charlotte's Web by Koigu
Yarn: About 5 and a half skeins of Koigu KPPM in colourways:  P200, P206, P205, and P445.
Alterations:  Added Swavorski crystal beads to the crochet edge cuz I like sparkles!

Man, I love me some Koigu!  Now I understand what everyone raves about.  This yarn is striking in color and I love the spring it has as it knits up!  Now, I did knit a gauge swatch and was right on... but despite 2 blockings, mine seems to have come out a bit on the small side.  But, I love her nonetheless!   After the first blocking, I ripped out the bind off edge and bound off again with a larger needles and it did help quite a bit! 

This was my first time knitting lace, and I dig it, bay-bee!  I was quite intimidated by the chart at first, but by the end it was second nature as people had told me before.
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2005 02:08:46 PM »

i have been lusting and longing after the charlotte's web shawl for a while, now.  your project has only incited the flames of desire in me!  great job Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2005 07:10:05 PM »

Ooh, it's fabulous! I need to get my hands on some Koigu, I think.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2005 07:41:17 PM »

Beautiful & Inspiring!!
              *ducks head in shame and askes quietly: "What's Koigu?"*
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2005 02:24:42 AM »

its a brand...sock yarn.  handpainted/dyed i think.  i rich, bright colored merino! so soft and bouncy....

ok now that im drooling Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2005 04:27:52 AM »

Oh, I love Koigu. I always buy two skeins of KPPPM when I go to my LYS (which is once a season, usually). Your Charlotte looks great! I really love the colors. About how long did it take you?
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2005 05:47:47 AM »

Thanks for the kudos guys!

The shawl took me about a month to knit... and then my lazy rear end took another couple of weeks to block it... and again my lazy butt took another week to add the fringe.... and same deal with the beads....

So in reality?  Nah.  Let's just say it took a month.  hee hee.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2005 11:03:16 AM »

That's really beautiful, seriously.  Even though it's really striking, it's classic as well.  Job well done.
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