August 15, 2012

Westknits Mystery Shawl 2012: Rockefeller

Westknits 2012 Mystery Shawl: Rockefeller

Westknits 2012 Mystery Shawl: Rockefeller

Finally finished, photographed and posted! My first mystery shawl, the Rockefeller by Stephen West, was an interesting knitting experience, even if it is the kind of style I wouldn't necessarily have chosen to knit had it only been available as a regular pattern and not a mystery. Despite many of the other knitters adding their own modifications, I did everything by the book and didn't change anything. Regardless of using a relatively small needle, 3.0 mm, I ended up using quite a bit more yarn than estimated for the pattern, 449 meters of the Ebenholz and 495 meters of the Mont Blanc colorway of Wollmeise Pure. I'm happy with my choice of color combination, and I also think this yarn works well with the pattern in general. This shawl will likely be gifted since I don't see myself wearing it.

The Ravelry project page

29 comments:

  1. One of my favorite color combinations of that shawl, I noticed yours early on. Amazing pictures as well, always look forward to your photography!

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    1. Thank you for the very kind words! I am pretty happy with the color combination, even if it isn't the most exciting one.

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  2. It is stunning! Beautiful color combination.

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  3. I don't knit mysteries; I need to know what I'm making before committing time! I've thought these were ok, but yours is the first one I've seen that I've really liked. Well done!

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    1. I'm also a bit apprehensive about knitting mystery patterns, but it is an interesting experience when thousands of people take part and share their comments and progress photos on the way.

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  4. Aika hieno lahja, saaja voi olla tyytyväinen. :)

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    1. Kiitos, toivottavasti on tyytyväinen :).

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  5. Gorgeous! What cool, Art Deco sort of shawl. Lovely.

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  6. It is beautiful! I love the colours you have chosen. I am yet to finish mine but up to clue 4. It is such a lovely design.

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    1. Thank you! I'm happy with the color choice, even if the shawl itself wasn't to my liking in the end.

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  7. your color combos and the smaller needle certainly make this look delicate -- super!

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    1. Considering I used a lot of Wollmeise Pure and my gauge with shawls tends to be kind of loose, I think the gauge is probably close to the recommended one, even though I didn't measure mine.

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  8. It is a beautiful shawl and I really like that it is a bit smaller... it makes it so pretty.
    And you take some utterly lovely pictures that showcase the best in any knit!

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  9. So cool! I think it's a very interesting pattern. It must have been fun waiting to see what the end result would be.

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    1. Yes, there is always the excitement and the social part to mystery projects even if the end product may not be something you would have chosen to knit otherwise.

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  10. Ihan mielettömän kaunis huivi! Onnellinen se, joka tämän saa.

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  11. Tää on varsin mahdollisesti kaunein väriyhdistelmä tästä huivista, kun niitä vertailin Ravelryn sivuilla. Todella hieno ja sulla hyvä käsiala, ihanan tasaista :)

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  12. now I am sure I will knitt this shawl, yours is beautifull!

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