Monday, March 16, 2015

FO: Suki

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Are you sick of seeing finished things yet? Wheeee I hope not!

Suki is another striped shawl that I started (and finished) a while back, but it took a while to block and photograph. The mink yarn created an incredibly light, soft fabric that almost feels too luxurious for everyday wear. The pattern had been in my queue for a long time, and it ended up being super fun and quick to knit.

I had a hard time coming up with how to style it - all of the outfits with mid-century vintage dresses that I tried ended up sort of flat and dull. Then I grabbed this strappy silk printed dress on a whim, and surprisingly, it worked! I love the juxtaposition of such a classic color with a fun, modern print. The dress does have a bit of a '70s vibe to it because of the blouson effect, the deep neckline, and long, figure-skimming silhouette - not too much of a surprise, though, since a) I've been jamming on the '70s for the last year or so, and b) mixing genres is fun!

The dress is destined to be garment duplicated, and the shawl has been keeping my neck warm in the wildly variable early spring we've been having in Seattle.

Details on Ravelry here.


Unknown said...

That looks awesome!

Kat Riddell said...

That shawl came out absolutely lovely! Mink has been on my fibers-to-try list for months,and it looks gorgeous here.

Turbo said...

Gorgeous! You can rock a shawl like no one else! Every time I see you wear one, I think about knitting a shawl, too... mimicry is flattery!

Tahnee said...

Gorgeous! I love both dress and shawl, they indeed fit very well together.

Andi said...

I doubt we will ever tires of seeing your gorgeous finished knits!
This shawl is a stunner.