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210 Yards of Pink Hugs / 200 mètres de bises en rose

 

210 yards of pink hugs
J’ai voulu faire un cadeau à mon amie Julie. Comme elle adore le rose, tout a commencé avec cet écheveau…
Malabrigo Worsted in Pink Frost

… Et j’ai décidé de me lancer dans mon premier ouvrage en dentelle.

Modèle : J’ai choisi un modèle gratuit très populaire sur Ravelry, 198 yards of Heaven, qui utilise un écheveau de belle laine.
Taille d’aiguilles : US 10 – 6.0 mm
Fil: 1 écheveau de Malabrigo Merino Worsted en coloris Pink Frost (“Givre Rose”), acheté sur la jolie boutique en ligne Eat.Sleep.Knit.

210 yards of pink hugs

Le patron n’est pas conçu pour les débutants et j’ai eu du mal à démarrer (j’ai refait 6-7 fois les premier rangs…). Mais une fois que j’ai eu compris le truc, ce fut un pur bonheur du début à la fin. Ce châle s’est fait en 2 jours ! Si j’avais su, j’aurais acheté un écheveau de plus pour le faire deux fois plus grand. Mais comme j’ai acheté l’écheveau sur un site américain, et que j’allais bientôt revoir Julie, ce n’était pas possible…

Comme il me restait pas mal de fil après avoir terminé le modèle, j’ai ajouté des rangs à la bordure ; pour finir, il m’est resté à peu près 30 cm après avoir rabattu les mailles. Ouf !

210 yards of pink hugs

La couleur, rose poudré, est vraiment jolie, et convient bien je crois à Julie 🙂

210 yards of pink hugs

Comme toujours, la P’tite Mignonne a fourni une aide précieuse pour comprendre le modèle en dentelle et pour mettre le châle en forme.

I wanted a treat for my best friend Julie. She’s a lover of pink, so it all started with this skein…

… And I decided to dive into my first lace knitting project.

Pattern: I chose a free pattern on Ravelry that uses one skein of luxury yarn – 198 yards of Heaven.
Needle Size: US 10 – 6.0 mm
Yarn: 1 skein of Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Pink Frost, bought from the lovely Eat.Sleep.Knit website.

The pattern is not geared towards beginners, and was a bit tricky at first (I had to frog the first few rows 6-7 times). Once I’d figured everything out, however, it was a pure joy from beginning to end. I cannot believe how quickly this knit up! Had I known, I would have got a second skein and made it in twice the size. But since I got the yarn from an American website, and since Julie’s visit was imminent, it just wasn’t possible.

I did add a few edging rows as I had some yarn to spare; after binding off I was left with less than a half yard. Phew 🙂

The colour is a lovely, subtle powder pink – which I believe is just right for Julie. 🙂

As always, P’tite Mignonne was a tremendous help in figuring out the lace design and blocking the finished object.

16 thoughts on “210 Yards of Pink Hugs / 200 mètres de bises en rose”

  1. I am amazed at your knitting skills for someone who learned so recently! and good for you tackling projects that most starters would shy away from, I look forward to seeing more beauties coming from you.

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  2. Sooo, sooo PRETTY, Isabelle! That soft pink color is calling my name. ;o) This looks like a very cozy, cuddly shawl to have round the shoulder. The pattern looks not too, too complicated? I've not done much knitted lace yet… Miss Cutie is very like our Charlie–ever so helpful when yarn is in the picture. ;o) Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

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