Hanami Stole is DONE!

November 19, 2007 @ 12:26 am
posted by kris


I am in love, love, love!

OK, it was done awhile ago, but I haven’t posted any pictures. And I even posted pictures a few days ago but haven’t written a post! See how I work?

Let me just say that the marriage between the Hanami Stole and Marisilk is meant to be. It is gorgeous!! I only wish I could’ve used up more yarn. I had about 1/2 – 1/3 skein left and I would’ve loved for the stole to be longer. For those of you who don’t know – Marisilk is the same as the Handmaiden Sea Silk. Y-U-M-M-Y!!!

I would even go as far to say that I would make another one in Wollmeise laceweight or even sock weight. But it wouldn’t have the beautiful sheen that the marisilk has. But it would be heavier and I like things to have substance! We’ll see. By the way, I frogged the one in the malabrigo laceweight. Too dang light for me!

Pattern: Hanami Stole by Melanie
Yarn: Sheepaints Marisilk in Berryshine (1.5+ skeins), beads are size 8 clear with silver lining
Needles: Knit Picks 3mm classic circ needles
Started: October 21, 2007
Completed: November 1, 2007

Comments (25)

25 Comments

Comment by Tamara

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 1:03 am

Gorgeous! Stunning! Wow! I love it!!!!

Comment by Kristen

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 1:04 am

I’m in awe! This color is perfect for the Hanami stole, and I bet it feels like a little piece of heaven. Enjoy your wonderful piece!

Comment by stacey

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 1:18 am

breathtaking – definitely a keeper. It is beautiful and even better – you liked knitting it and the yarn you chose – bonus!

Comment by Jennie

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 1:28 am

OMgoodness, you are sooo fast. It’s gorgeous! I just want to roll around all over it. lol

Comment by Kerry

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 2:08 am

I can see why you love it so much…it’s absolutely amazing!!!

Comment by Lori

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 2:17 am

Breathtaking!

Comment by fbz

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 3:28 am

drop. dead. gorgeous. i don’t even like pink! wowza-ka-bowza.

Comment by Auntlyh H

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 4:48 am

I could just eat it up!

Comment by schrodinger

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 5:57 am

I’ve had my eye on that shawl for a while, such a beautiful design, and it looks wonderful in that colour.

Comment by Bobbi

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 7:01 am

It’s truly gorgeous!

Comment by Barbara / Peachy

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 9:28 am

Just gorgeous! Seeing this, I just have to get more of the mariSilk, to be a total copycat!

Comment by alala

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 9:36 am

Wow, that is really fantastic!

Comment by yvonnep

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 11:58 am

This is utterly beauty! No wonder you are in love.

Comment by Sylvie

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 1:48 pm

Your Hanami stole is very bockstark! I just love the color you picked you can really see the lacey detail.

Comment by bookgrump

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 2:46 pm

SO pretty!

Comment by stacey

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 5:27 pm

that is STUNNING!

Comment by Sarah

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

Really stunning! I’m sure the sheen is even more gorgeous in person.

Comment by Mia

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

How pretty!!!

Comment by deknit

Made on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 11:29 pm

oh so pretty! it looks awesome. and you’re so fast, too!

Comment by Zonda

Made on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 @ 5:16 am

It’s beautiful!

Comment by tini

Made on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

Perfect match! Gorgeous!

Comment by Arlene

Made on Friday, November 23rd, 2007 @ 8:43 pm

Wonderful! I love the Hanami pattern so much. I agree with you that Marisilk is a wonderful yarn for Hanami! Arlene

Comment by Syd

Made on Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 @ 12:04 am

Pretty!

Comment by Kim

Made on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 @ 5:04 pm

OMG! Gorgeous. I made one in zephyr and was disappointed. May need to start a new one this with this stuff. Holy smokes is that pretty!!!!

Comment by Catherine

Made on Friday, April 11th, 2008 @ 8:51 pm

Beautiful! Love the color of your stole!! Where did you purchase your yarn from? I went into the Sheepaints web site and they don’t offer the color berryshine.



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