Wednesday, 24 June 2009

FO: Lelah

Pattern: Lelah Needles: 3 mm for lace, 2.5 for bust (stockinette) Yarn: Romni Wools Angora Silk Mods: None, other than the standard measuring and calculating that go with this pattern. Notes: I couldn't have picked a more perfect project for this yarn. the silk/mohair blend gives the yarn strength, softness, and good drape. And the mohair gives the white yarn a faint halo effect. So pretty! I will say this, though- wet silk is gross. and it really lengthened dramatically once wet blocked- I'd say by about 3-4 extra inches. which is fine for this type of project, but potentially not so fine for others. I love the little green velvet ribbon; it is exactly what I wanted. I was fortunate enough to pick up the notions for this during the TTC knitalong, which meant that I didn't have to wait too long before I could finish this one up. I think I really love it!

41 comments:

Chantal B said...

Superbe! Really nice.

Jess said...

gorgeous! what a great summer knit :)

eliza said...

it looks fabulous on you! hurrah for languishing WIPs turning into pretty butterflies!

peacockchic said...

wow!! Now that looks fantastic!! You wear it perfectly!!

Congrats on such a beautiful creation

Siga said...

Nice! I love how the yarn looks. And the length is great.

Etoile said...

so beautiful!!!!!!

Farrah said...

That looks amazing on you and the knitting itself just looks perfect. I always go back and forth about Lelah because of the strapless factor, but yours is really making me second guess my reservations.

Rima said...

Just super! It looks like you knit it on yourself--the fit is perfect. Lovely.

soknitpicky said...

Squeee! It looks just perfect on you!

mjm knitting said...

very pretty.
job well done.

pirateygoodness said...

It looks lovely, you should be totally proud! I'm amazed at how well that fits you and how much the ribbon compliments the lace patterning.

Out of curiosity, is there elastic worked in at the bust to keep it up, or does it just stay fitted by magic/luck?

crazyknittinglady said...

Great job and it looks beautiful on you!

Tanis said...

So pretty! You look great in it.

Team Knit ! said...

I guess I should have mentioned that part! the top has a 1" elastic encased in the stockinette at the top. I would not leave a strapless top to chance, I'm not brave that way. :)

- Julie

Monique said...

Well it fits you perfectly, that's for sure. Love the neutral color you choose. I would grab this all summer long.

Hilary said...

That is one gorgeous top!! Honestly, it looks professionally made. I love the green ribbon, too. The whole thing is just perfect!

Erin said...

You should love it - it looks beautiful on you!

hibou said...

Gah! So lovely!

Kara said...

So pretty! You look absolutely lovely!

weezalana said...

Va va va VOOM, baby! That is seriously gorgeous!

Does the top stay up? That's my biggest fear with strapless anything, that I'll wind up flashing someone. Not that there's much to see, but, you know, it's impolite.

Ella said...

It's beautiful! And it looks fantastic ON you too! I love the drape of the lace... and that green is perfect with the color of the top. Swoon indeed!

Georgia said...

Not only is the sweater beautiful, but you look awesome in it as well! Nice job!

CanarySanctuary said...

And how! It's beautiful. I'm a big fan of the ribbon, too.

Susan said...

Of course you love it! You look beautiful in your Lelah. The ribbon is perfect, too.

Pam said...

So pretty -

the Lady said...

So pretty!

Valérie said...

Love it! I also just finished blocking silk and holy does it ever stretch, but I think it's good to get it out of it's system now for less stretching in the long-run...

yoel said...

So pretty! That's the first FO I've seen in that yarn, so that's good to know about the stretch. I'd written off Lelah because of its straplessness, but you've changed my mind. It drapes and fits you so well--none at all of the slightly preggers look that empire waists can produce.

betafish said...

Wow! This looks amazing! Nice to see it done. I want to make mine even more now.

Michele said...

I love this! It is so pretty and it looks great on you. The ribbon is a perfect match - love the green velvet. Great job!

Cassiemarie said...

super cute!!
i love that it is longer than most lelahs. :)
also, where did you get that butterfly necklace? it is so dainty!

Maryse said...

What a beautiful Lelah! The ribbon is perfect with white! Very feminine and summery!

Tara said...

Beautiful! What a great summer knit!

Yarn It said...

The top is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job and it fits you perfectly. I must knit one!

Girl Kae said...

Wow, that fits you really nicely! The yarn definitely looks perfect - the colour, the stitch definition, the drape. PS. Nice tan! Reminds me to get tanned before winter is over :S

Jen said...

Oh wow I love your Lelah! At such a fine knit it really brings out the pattern and drape. Beautifully done!

Clumsy Knitter said...

Wow! If only everything I knit turned out that perfectly. It looks wonderful, and that green ribbon adds just the right touch.

Kat said...

That top is gorgeous! I have one quite similar in my ravelry queue. It might even be the same one. I can't wait till its summer in Aus so I can make it.

Katlyn said...

Wow this is amazing! I love it!

angelknits said...

It's soooooo pretty! It's very stylish and it's perfect for the summer. Love it!

Marce (BrownBerry) said...

There are no words!

This FO should be the feature photo for this pattern, it's perfect!