Red Wine

Here’s my “Wine and Crystal” Aeolian – finally finished!!

I love this pattern so much, I knit it twice! I’m even thinking of doing it a third time, that’s how much I love it!

Here’s the details:

Pattern: Aeolian Shawl from Knitty
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Lace in color Port (I used 2.5 skeins – 1100 yards)
Beads: size 8 transparent clear rainbow beads by Dyna-Mites (I used a little over two boxes)
Started: May 10, 2009
Finished: September 25, 2009
Size after Blocking: 45 inches wide, 36 inches tall, 65 inch wingspan

Modifications: None. I made the large shawl size following the pattern as written. I did 9 stitch nupps. It turned out a very generous size that will be perfect for wrapping around myself and looking glamorous in red. 😉

(Close up detail of the beads. They sparkle nicely in the light.)

I’m sure I will be doing more versions of this pattern – it is very addicting. It’s not too difficult (it looks more complicated than it really is, trust me!) and it is so easy to read your knitting as the lace sections transition. It’s so customizable too: simply knit an even number of yucca sections and however many agave sections as you’d like to make whatever size shawl you’re looking for. The pattern designer has even posted a shortened lace edging for it as well, if you end up worried about yardage!

Happy Knitting everyone!!


About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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2 Responses to Red Wine

  1. Jane Prater says:

    It is beautiful. I love the beads. They make it drape well and I always like the way they “shashey” when I walk. Please bring to guild Tues.

  2. turtlegirl76 says:

    oh wow! Absolutely gorgeous!

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