24 May 2010

250.5 metres of silk heaven

250.5 metres of heaven

250.5 metres of heaven

250.5 metres of heaven

250.5 metres of heaven

250.5 metres of heaven

250.5 metres of heaven

This was my first time knitting with silk; it won't be my last. (Luckily there are four more skeins in my stash, ahem).

The pattern is 198 yards of heaven, the yarn is Debbie Bliss Pure Silk DK, the needles were 5mm and the finished shawl weighs 100g (two skeins). The silk was originally a creamy yellow colour called Straw, but I overdyed it with Landscape dye 'Moss'.

It's a birthday gift for a treasured friend. Every stitch knitted with love.

More details here.

44 comments:

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Just Beautiful!

peskypixies said...

gorgeous!

Tracey said...

that is beautiful, Suse, one of my favourite colours, well done!

Tania said...

Take-my-breath-away, veritable birthday gift treasure, that.

One Flew Over said...

Breathtaking - what a shawl!

little women said...

that is absolutely beautiful, what a lucky friend, but then again, she must be a wonderful friend to you. As they say, what goes around, comes around. As for the week's 'love in', I agree that they are sheer hell, the hands on my watch move SO SO slowly and each new hour just brings more infinate boredom!! Poor Poor you. I wonder if you could knit as you listen!

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Kate said...

Simply beautiful Suse.

appletreedream said...

As always absolutely gorgeous

Frogdancer said...

Wow.
Suddenly I'm wishing that it was MY birthday coming up!!

dillpickle said...

It's gorgeous! And I really like the colour, too :-)

Eleanor said...

Magic!

Mary said...

That is so delicately beautiful - a work of art!

Laura Jane said...

You're not kidding!! That IS heavenly.

(gasps in pleasure) The colour, the pattern, just DIVINE!!!

A very VERY lucky and deserving friend I'm sure

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

So beautiful ! And it looks so light and soft and twirly .
Good luck with looking alert through the blurb this week . Keeping at least one eye open helps .

rachel said...

That's just stunning. I want one!

freefalling said...

You're so clever.
It's just exquisite.

mooncalf said...

That is lovely. I haven't had my morning coffee yet so this may be a stupid question but what pattern did you use?

Suse said...

Hi Mooncalf, the pattern is called 198 yards of heaven, and if you click on the link where it says More Details Here, you'll be able to access it.

Penthe said...

Webby, leafy, lacey gorgeousness.

Anne said...

WOW! That shawl is so beautiful...
I love the mossy green colour.

Badger said...

Wow, gorgeous! Screw socks, I want to knit THAT. (Alas, I am about 10 years away from being able to do so, at the rate I'm going, but it's good to have goals and whatnot.)

Jen said...

Absolutely delicious. Seriously: I want to put raspberry vinagrette on it and eat it.

Morgan said...

Beautiful!

LemonyRenee' said...

Stunning. Gorgeous color~

BabelBabe said...

Wow. That is GORGEOUS. You're amazing.
I doubt I will ever have the patience to knit something that complicated. I'd be all, Boys, stop killing each other! and drop a half dozen stitches or something...

Lesley said...

Lovely lovely lovely!
Still working out what I can knit with that Gorgeous Pink Wool of yours ...

Stacey said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I love that colour. Do you remember that dress in the same colour Nicole Kidman wore to the Oscars one year? My all time favourite Oscars dress.
I've some pictures to post in the next few days of one of the things knitted up in that beautiful yarn you dyed for me.
Off to Ravelry now to check out the details of the shawl. Really beautiful, Suse. Your friend is indeed lucky.

peppermintpatcher said...

Pure knitted loveliness!

Naomi said...

Wow. Really, wow.

frog said...

Breathtaking. Not only will I have to use my silk for similar heavenly purposes, I will have to purchase a whitewashed(?) mudbrick against which to photograph it. Damn.

melissa said...

amazing. seriously.

pinry said...

just gorgeous. it's such a great pattern, and looks lovely in the finer gauge. you've tempted me to give silk a go ...

Koyuki Design said...

Amazing shawl with amazing knitting skill and the colour!

M said...

That deserves capitals. FABULOUS.

Ann at KFI said...

That's a very nice shawl.
I like the way it's displayed on the rock wall.

eurolush said...

A question:

Do you mind if I, too, become your treasured friend? Don't answer now! Think about it for a while. I'll just sit here comfortably and wait.

-------->That shawl is AMAZING!!!

Kirti said...

Heavenly! Lucky friend.

Uli said...

Wow. So, so impressive and beautiful.

Pearly Queen said...

1 Hated the pattern when I first knitted it, but love it now!Love the colour

sophie said...

wow - so amazingly beautiful I can't think of what to say. Simply divine!

kim at allconsuming said...

You know, over the years (!) I have given you such a hard time about your knitting. But this, THIS, is absolutely, breath-takingly beautiful. Sublime even.

Just stunning. Can't stop looking at it actually.

Caherine said...

My eyes feasted on this scarf when I saw it. Beautiful delicate work. Love it on the mud brick wall too.

Susanne said...

This turned out beautifully, love the pattern and the color. This makes me want to knit one for a friend of mine who loves leaves. I guess I will add it to my list.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Susanne