“Birch” For the “Booty-full” FO- Update!!!!
Bulky Lace Stole- “Birch for the Booty-ful” (my own pattern-Rowan’s beautiful “Birch” is triangular- I prefer NOT to have things point to the booty area! As mine is a bit “FULL”
Lace Pattern: Bernadin’s Sampler “Perky Leaves Ground” from The Lacy Knitting of Mary Schiffman
Yarn: Knit Picks Panache- Alpaca, silk & cashmere blend- YUM. Color- Coal (appx 10 skeins)
Needles: US #10- Lantern moons- ebony.
I wanted something yummy- and warm—- to wear over a t- with jeans- or with a black dress- for special occasions… I also wanted to give the Panache a try- VERY glad I did! I use just under 10 skeins.
I’ll post the dimensions after she’s dry——- blocking under a fan for now—–(to hurry along her drying— but mostly- to keep my kitties off- of her while drying— they don’t like to sit in fan- blowing range. So far- it’s the only thing I’ve found to keep them off my blocking projects!)
BTW- I’ll be picking up blocking wires this afternoon- as I ran out of pins—-and had to “Improvise” a bit in my blocking technique….. as you’ll notice in the pics… This one may need to be re-blocked. We’ll see.
The lace pattern was simple- 10 stitch 16 row repeat- there are 10 repeats per “tale”. Two tales, then grafted together.
I’ll post the complete pattern if anyones interested- for now- I’m getting ready for Valentines day!