Saturday, November 28, 2009

FO: Egyptian Sash

Aren't I smug.

And deep in thought about something over there.

Naturally, these things make me a Serious Artiste.


Finished object, at long last.

Project: Egyptian Sash
Pattern: My own, cobbled together from Richard Rutt's A History of Handknitting
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, one hank gold, two hanks burgundy (probably could have done it with one hank, but wanted to be safe)
Needles: Size 7 US

Notes: Okay, so I'm really, really proud of this. The edging turned out exactly the way I wanted; it allowed me to beautifully finish the back by tucking the cut steek into the hem, and the sewing made it look really polished. I'm sort of tempted to go buy more yarn and make another one, perhaps in violet and gold, or teal and copper. It's the first thing I've ever made from scratch (save the chart) that I have been really, truly, completely happy with.

Hooray!

1 comment:

bdraeger said...

I vote teal and copper. But you knew that already. :)