Help, I've done it again!

I am loving the Hydrangea stole, though I don't have a new photo of it for you. It is a good match of yarn and beads to pattern, a great color and something I will feel good wearing.

Now the coppery cashmere/silk is gorgeous yarn but it just was not making me happy in my adaptation of peacock feathers. I think there needs to be some kind of panel in the center from which the feathers can emerge, but I don't yet know what that is.

A few days ago I was poking around on Ravelry and came across the exquisite Amille stole by knitterain -- it is not yet in the Ravelry database but was a KAL that she did. I just fell in love with the design so I contacted her to see if the pattern is available. And I was directed to her site where I could download the clues from the KAL (she is in the process of editing charts and plans to make it available through Ravelry so keep an eye on it).  You can see the stole if you look through the Progress thread of  knitterain's knitalong group on Ravelry. 

The more I looked at Amille, the more I wanted to try it. So I decided to see how it would work in the beautiful Tequila Sunrise Love Potion #3 from Gossamer Webs. The net result? I am in love with this one too!

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The yarn is slightly variegated in shades of yellow, peach and a bit of pink. I am using a mix of gold beads, little 11/0 seed beads. The construction of this stole is interesting. The center motif is knit in the round, then the "wings" that run the length of each side are worked, the stitches picked up all around it and it is finished by knitting in the round. It's not difficult to knit while remaining interesting enough to be fun. I am using 2.5mm needles.


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