Sunday, September 28, 2008

FO - Laminaria

Pinned together in front

Pattern: Laminaria by Elizabeth Freeman from Knitty Spring 2008

Yarn: 265grams of ViKanGarn's thinner quality. Dye lot A30; a beige and toffee coloured dye

Needles: 4,5mm/US7

Project time: August 5th - September 4th, 2008 (blocked September 14th-15th, 2008)

Side view of the Laminaria hanging loose over my shoulders

Project modifications: I made the Star section symmetrical by exchanging my k3tog with "slip 3 stitches individually and knit them through back loop" after the middle marker. With heavier yarn it really shows if you don't make it symmetrical. I did one extra repeat of the Blossom chart as I'm tall, don't mind a large shawl and had yarn for it.

Comments/Thoughts: This is love, love, love. I love the pattern design. I love the yarn. I love the combination of the pattern and the yarn.

My back covered by the Laminaria

Holding up my Laminaria (can you spot the handle bar of my old bike, the nesting box and the tree stump?)


Anna said...

Helt otroligt fin!!! Vi får se till så att våra Laminarior träffas också ;)

Dilly said...

It's stunningly beautiful! I love it!!!

swedish fishie said...

Wow! I love it too! It's beautiful. You should definitely make your mom one.

Pikku- Kettu said...

Det är så vackert! (pulling out my rusty swedish for this one) :)

Anonymous said...

It is absolutely beautiful! I love the structure you got from using a bit heavier yarn.

essjay said...

Looks fantastic!!!

Anonymous said...

Great work...nice photos! -Shell

Geek Knitter said...

Fabulous, Anna!

I can understand why your mom wants one!

clarabelle said...

Absolutely stunning, Anna, and so lovely in that colour... and yes, isn't the pattern fantastic! Not just a beautiful FO, but the knitting process is just so enjoyable too.

Off to 'fave' it on Ravelry!

Jen said...

Oh, Anna, it's gorgeous!