Sun shines on Cloud Illusions

By Coralie, in Knitting0 comments

Hurray to long weekends! It means more time to knit!

This extra time was well used as I finished my thousandth shawl. (maybe I’m slightly off count!) 😉
I’m SO in love! 🙂

Cloud Illusions

The design and the yarn are perfect together and it’s such a beautiful shawl to wear. I can see lots of Booknits patterns in the future, I’ve already my eyes set on a few.

Back

In my last post, I wasn’t sure about which size to knit because I had a limited amount of yarn.
Turned out I managed to do a large stockinette body, the small was definitely too small for me, and a xtra-small lace part. XS because weighting my yarn along the way, I realised that I would not be able to finish it with what I had left. So I stopped at the third repeat on row 24 and proceeded to the border. I had to make a few adjustments for the patterns to match but nothing exceptional. In the end, I had 6gr left so I’m glad (and relieved) about changing it!

Lace

The picot bind-off was surprisingly a blast to knit, very, VERY addictive. And so cute! 😉

Border

The beads are a nice way to add a bit of sparkle and I placed them using a tiny crochet hook. I wrote a post a few weeks ago about how to do it, so check it out if you want to learn the technique! Inspired by Diveblue’s Clouds Illusions, the beads are on the lace pattern at the end of each leaf motif which helps structuring the design. For the border, the beads were placed according to the pattern.

The end

The blocking part was very straight forward. I straightened the top edge with some knitting needles and pinned the center picot.

Blocking

To make a smoother shape (I don’t like spikes very much…) two more picots were pinned making a nice scalloped edge.

Blocking the edge

Now I can start Laura Nelkin third Mystery Knit Along! The swatch is already done! 🙂

Magia