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Braden
06-17-2007, 10:10 PM
I've been busy lately ;) . Here's some of the fruits of my labor:

First, the candle Flame Shawl. It's kind of been shoved down to the bottom of the WIP pile, but I've recently pulled it out again:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1100/563346753_70a369c7b1_o.jpg (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1100/563346753_70a369c7b1_o.jpg)

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, colorway Pewter
Needles: Knit picks Options, 5.5 millimeter needles, 60"


Next, a seamless raglan I've started. I've got the body done and the first sleeve started:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1281/563347093_78344235ef_o.jpg (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1281/563347093_78344235ef_o.jpg)

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, colorways Amber Heather and Cloud.
Needles: Knit Picks Options, 5 millimeter needles, 24", 32", and 16"

And finally, a lace scarf I've started. I love this lace stitch, and it's going to be for my grandmother:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1426/563347075_a520c75cec_o.jpg (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1426/563347075_a520c75cec_o.jpg)

Detail:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1438/563347085_99f008c61b_o.jpg (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1438/563347085_99f008c61b_o.jpg)



Yarn: Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud, colorway Iris Heather
Needles: Knit Picks Options, 5 millimeter needles.

Enjoy!

kristinw
06-17-2007, 10:15 PM
Great work, as always!!! How is the Alpaca Cloud to work with? I have some in my stash.

Braden
06-17-2007, 10:19 PM
Thanks, Alpaca Cloud is a great yarn. It's one of the thinner, softer, drapier lace weights, and is perfect for that scarf. I would reccomend it for, say, a scarf or shawl like the Branching Out (http://www.knitty.com/issuespring05/PATTbranchingout.html) scarf.

Mariblue
06-17-2007, 10:26 PM
You've got a very lucky grandmother! The lace scarf is really nice, and I love the look of the candle flame shawl.
:thumbsup:

Braden
06-18-2007, 12:02 AM
sThanks! She is lucky considering that the candle flame shawl is also for her, I'm almost done with a throw, and I also have a v-neck cardigan design in the works for her, too.

Here are the instructions for the scarf. I cast on 26 stitches, but any even number plus 2 will work fine.

Knit 2, Yarn over, Purl 2 together. Do that on every row and you get this (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1438/563347085_99f008c61b_o.jpg) effect.

PixieKnits
06-18-2007, 12:44 AM
gorgeous sweater! i love everything though!

Jan in CA
06-18-2007, 01:10 AM
Beautiful!!

I hope when I grow up I'm as good as you! :shifty:


:teehee:

Braden
06-18-2007, 01:12 AM
:aww: Thanks, Jan!

KnittingNat
06-18-2007, 03:03 AM
These are all beautiful! You're getting the best out of the summer vacation:cheering:

Quiltlady
06-18-2007, 04:41 AM
All look great. You have been busy. Love the flame shawl.:inlove:

Braden
06-18-2007, 03:49 PM
Thanks, everybody!

figaro
06-18-2007, 04:04 PM
It is all beautiful! And I agree with Jan in CA-I too wish to be that good someday!

rebecca
06-18-2007, 04:23 PM
WTG, everything is GORGEOUS!!!!

Nobones
06-18-2007, 05:04 PM
I LOVE the candle flame shawl, is the pattern hard to do? Where did you get it from? My Nanni would love one and I'd really like to knit her something for her 85th birthday.

knitwit628
06-18-2007, 05:06 PM
Everything is SOOOO awesome! Your grandma must love having such a wonderful grandson. :) Great job! :cheering:

chrislt8
06-18-2007, 08:01 PM
WOW those are beautiful...I especially LOVE the Candleflame Shawl....you do beautiful work :inlove:

auburnchick
06-18-2007, 08:25 PM
You're not enjoying your summer break now, are you? :teehee:

Your work is really good!!!

Braden
06-18-2007, 10:26 PM
You're not enjoying your summer break now, are you? :teehee:

Nah, this one's a killer ;)

Thanks, everybody! The candle flame shawl isn't hard to do and the free pattern is HERE (http://web.archive.org/web/20020624070248/www.balart.com/CANDLE.HTM) If you have never done the double increase/decrease, than it can be a little tricky at first. Once you get the hang of the stitches, you can completely memorize the pattern and I don't even have to refer to it anymore. Instead of the garter stitch collar across the top, I think I'll change it, use the basic guidlines, and knit on a lacy border, I think that'll look better.

JoeE
06-19-2007, 11:12 AM
When I grow up, I want to be ContiKnitter. Oh, wait, I have a grown son way older than him, so I guess I'm hopeless. Does anyone else get pea-green with envy when they see the great work he's doing? When I was his age, I had the attention span of a May fly. I'm just totally in awe!

Have you considered getting your master knitters credentials from TKGA? http://www.tkga.com/mastersprogram.shtm I'm sure it would be a snap for you.

Joe

ADAllen
06-19-2007, 04:13 PM
Does anyone else get pea-green with envy when they see the great work he's doing?

*raises hand* I do

Braden
06-19-2007, 04:30 PM
Well, thanks, everybody! Joe, I'm was seriously thinking about enrolling, but then I saw those prices! :shock: I would spend about $300 in all!

UnspeakableJoy
06-19-2007, 04:45 PM
I love it all! They are so beautiful!

auburnchick
06-19-2007, 06:23 PM
Does anyone else get pea-green with envy when they see the great work he's doing? When I was his age, I had the attention span of a May fly.


:teehee:

Braden
06-20-2007, 05:46 PM
:aww:

ironmaiden
06-21-2007, 08:49 AM
The candle flame shawl is gorgeous - where did you find the pattern?

And the lace is just beautiful - I tried Branching Out and was ready to strangle myself with it lol.

ironmaiden
06-21-2007, 08:52 AM
Nah, this one's a killer ;)

Thanks, everybody! The candle flame shawl isn't hard to do and the free pattern is HERE (http://web.archive.org/web/20020624070248/www.balart.com/CANDLE.HTM) If you have never done the double increase/decrease, than it can be a little tricky at first. Once you get the hang of the stitches, you can completely memorize the pattern and I don't even have to refer to it anymore. Instead of the garter stitch collar across the top, I think I'll change it, use the basic guidlines, and knit on a lacy border, I think that'll look better.

NM, found it lol.

Thanks for sharing the pattern - this is going on my list.

Braden
06-21-2007, 03:46 PM
And the lace is just beautiful - I tried Branching Out and was ready to strangle myself with it lol.

I've made one before, but this yarn is just too soft and drapey. It made the leaves look kind of wilted.

Anyway, FO's!!!

First, the aran sweater I was working on:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1333/582059599_eb0dbf0f2e.jpg (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1333/582059599_eb0dbf0f2e.jpg)

Yarn-- Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, colorway Cloud.
Needles--Knit Picks Options, 4.5 mm.
Date Completed--June 19th.

Next, the Lace Scarf I posted about the other day (I made these photos smaller):

Before Blocking:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1080/582059507_6ed4ac7791_m.jpg (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1080/582059507_6ed4ac7791_m.jpg)

During it's soak in lukewarm water and Kookabura Woolwash:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1135/582059553_59cbf3f096_m.jpg (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1135/582059553_59cbf3f096_m.jpg)

Pinned out, and waiting to dry:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1284/582059581_e95b543980_m.jpg (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1284/582059581_e95b543980_m.jpg)

Enjoy!

Sanibelle
06-21-2007, 05:43 PM
Everything is beautiful but I really love that sweater....wow!

Braden
06-21-2007, 10:27 PM
Thank you!

chrislt8
06-21-2007, 11:52 PM
OMG That sweater bis absolutely beautiful! :notworthy:

Dangles
06-22-2007, 03:14 PM
:notworthy:

You've done a fantabulous job! :cheering:

Braden
06-22-2007, 03:19 PM
Thanks, everybody!

Braden
06-22-2007, 07:05 PM
Hey, I think the scarf and the sweater go good together, (for a lady, of course), don't they?
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1155/583596017_c8df18c66e.jpg (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1155/583596017_c8df18c66e.jpg)

What do you think?

clb1968
06-23-2007, 12:45 AM
It all looks great. and yes the sweater and scarf look really good together.

PixieKnits
06-23-2007, 01:12 AM
Very nice!

Shandeh
06-23-2007, 01:46 AM
Love the sweater! :notworthy:

Braden
06-24-2007, 02:20 AM
Thanks, everybody!

new2knittinguy
07-13-2007, 09:26 PM
i luv that pattern!!! Where can i get the pattern for the candel flame shawl?

Shandeh
07-13-2007, 10:36 PM
i luv that pattern!!! Where can i get the pattern for the candel flame shawl?

This one?
http://web.archive.org/web/20020624070248/www.balart.com/CANDLE.HTM

cam90066
07-13-2007, 10:57 PM
Great looking sweater...very classic. Scarf is reminiscient of one I bought years ago by LizC. Love the 'mesh' look.

cama

rorygilmore
07-14-2007, 09:04 AM
I love that sweater! its beautiful!

Braden
07-14-2007, 09:09 AM
Thanks, everybody!

geekgolightly
07-15-2007, 12:27 PM
i love that shawl. love it.

how many yards of bulky did it take to make it?

Braden
07-15-2007, 03:15 PM
I used 5 skeins of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

TxCynDoll
07-15-2007, 03:33 PM
Very nice...really really pretty...on the scarf, what size needles did you use?

Braden
07-15-2007, 03:39 PM
5mm. needles.

LeslieRR
07-15-2007, 05:48 PM
Those are gorgeous!