Shibui + Hilltop

July 18, 2008 at 3:47 pm 4 comments


hilltopshibui 014cr2Lurrrve it!

hilltopshibui 014scrRhapsody in Lace and Ruffles by Megan Wright
from Hilltop Yarn in Seattle.
ShibuiKnits Baby Alpaca DK in color Spruce
from Knit Purl in Portland, OR.

This yarn is beautiful, it comes in rich colors, slightly variegated, soft and smooth, delightful to knit.
This yarn is a lighter gauge than the yarns specified in the pattern, so I modified the lace panel to make the wavy part wider, adding two stitches and two rows. I also added rows and details to the top and bottom borders.

That ruffle wanted to curl sooooo bad. I wondered how I was going to block a ruffle, thought about it the whole time I was knitting those 14 curly 581-stitch rows of stockinette. Here’s what I came up with:

shibui hilltop ruffle 004cr

it worked

shibui hilltop 009cr2

ETA: see me showing off here:

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Megan Wright  |  July 18, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Wow, it’s beautiful, I love it! I haven’t knit myself one yet but I may have to consider this yarn.

  • 2. T  |  July 19, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Man, it looks awesome! Have you decided how to keep it closed in the front?

  • 3. Mary Ann  |  July 21, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    I have to agree it is beautiful. I love the blocking photo. Great and fabulous job.

  • 4. Barb  |  July 22, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Stunning, as is your pic on Knit Purl’s blog! Is that the same yarn you’re using for the pullover you started?


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