05 December 2010

Kaleidoskop / Kaleidoscope

It's been a while since I last mentioned scarves, no? Almost two months and no scarf-related posts on this blog! Well, the abstinence is over! The last scarf from the Scarf Odyssey post is finished! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Modern Quilt Wrap by Mags Kandis!



First of all , my thanks go to Magrit and Olga, without whom I wouldn't be able to get hold of 9 colours of Patons Misty that I needed for this project. Originally, the pattern calls for Rowan Kidsilk Haze, but I used Patons Misty because it was available. Well, sort of available, I still had to ask friends to dive into their stashes in order to supply me with the missing colourways :) As you can see, the original colours are much livelier and I wish I could have used those, but I got to like these too. Beggars can't be chosers!

Impressions? The pattern is great and it knits surprisingly quickly for such a thin yarn. Don't be fooled by it being listed as 'fingering'! I've never knit with anything so thin and frail. You constantly think the thread is going to break, that's how thin and fragile it looks. But looks can be deceiving - all you have to do is try to frog it and this almost invisible thread becomes the most stubborn son of a yarn! All the mohair fibers stick to each other and entangle and it's practically impossible to frog it without breaking it. As for the pattern itself, I really enjoyed it, but as I kept putting it aside to do other projects in the meantime, it took me about 2 months to finish. The whole scarf, and it is huge, used up only a little over half a 25-gram ball of each colour! It is as fine as a spider's web!



And before I finish, I have a confession to make. The abstinence from scarves mentioned at the beggining of this post means that I abstained only from blogging about scarves. I sinned, I confess! And I sinned in secret! I've made a shawl for my niece and started another scarf for myself! But more about that in one of the following posts :)

15 comments:

  1. Looks like quite an achievement! I imagine it being super light and super warm :)

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  2. It's very beautiful - no wonder you've made more scarves again, you'd have missed it after this was done!

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  3. jako je lep sal :)
    rado bih ga nosila :D

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  4. Sjajno, sjajno !!
    Divim ti se kako si izdrzala do kraja !!
    Znaci, O. i ja mozemo sebe smatrati tetkama ovog shala :)

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  5. Oh, don't feel guilty - we have all sinned from time to time, and we love your scarf-related posts! And this scarf is just amazing! Can't wait for the next ones :)

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  6. Ovo me podsjeća na predivno prosvjetljenje kad sam naišla na modularno pletenje..... zato - WOW!!!

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  7. Sve kako nisi mogla birati boje odlično je ispalo.

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  8. Zaista lep sal!Hvala na poseti!:)

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  9. Hvala na posjeti mom blogu,
    Sal ti je prelijep a iznad svega super ti stoji,
    xoxo

    www.designedby.name

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  10. Odlican je taj tvoj kaleidoskop!

    Ponekad mi je stvarno zao sto ne znam da strikam:(

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  11. So I didn't know you, too, had a blog! :)

    I like your scarf - scarf and sin shouldn't be in the same sentence. :)

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  12. All is beutiful, and this scarf is so cute. Loredana.

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