The Project Details
Pattern: Hanami Stole by Melanie Gibbons, Pink Lemon Twist
Yarn: 2 skeins of Handmaiden Seasilk in Ebony bought on eBay. I wish I'd had the option to buy this in person as the two skeins are different colours. The basketweave section has a pale pink running through it and the blossoms ended up with more orange than pink. If I'd noticed it sooner, I would have knit them with opposite skeins.
Needles: Size 4 US Addi Lace Turbos.
Started: May 21st, 2007
Finished: August 8th, 2007
Modifications: I only knit 4 repeats of Chart G, I skipped the ruffled edge and finished with a beaded bind off instead.
Final Verdict: The yarn substitution worked out perfectly. It has a beautiful drape, sheen and crispness to the stitches. Blocked out it is 21" x 70". The only drawback to the Seasilk is the smell. It's faint, but if the project spent any amount of time in a ziploc (for travel) the silk smell hit you full on.
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