Sunday, June 20, 2010

Federdolde Blocking (Yeah it's White. Shocking I know!)





Federdolde, US 00 needles, Filato Di Cantu # 30 thread. Just to show that I can knit on a little smaller needle when I want to! I love knitting with this thread so much that I don't even care that I'm knitting in White! It's very smooth with a nice little shine to it. Blocking went really well and the new camera appears to be working out even though I have to take low resolution pictures of this in order to post on the blog. I will be away for a little while so no dry shots until I get back but I had to post this before I got busy again :-)

30 comments:

LittleBerry said...

It's stunning! and good stitch definition

GinkgoKnits said...

Gorgeous -- makes me want to toss everything aside and take up knitting fine lace.

Chery said...

Most beautiful!

fleegle said...

Incredible! And looks gorgeous in white!

cynthb said...

Gorgeous! Great balance with needle size and thread weight :)

Vicki W said...

Absolutely stunningly beautiful! Your work constantly amazes me. I think I say WOW! every time I open your blog.

pencraftco said...

Gorgeous job on this one--as with all the other lovely lace projects you show us. The white is so classic.

krókusz said...

Amazing. I am following your blog for a while now, and I must tell, that I admire your work a lot.

filcowe said...

Absolutely beautiful! Oh!!!

Päivi, Lankakomero said...

It looks wonderful!

Jane said...

Dear LittleBerry,

Thank you! It really did come out beautifully and the thread really holds up to blocking :-)

Jane said...

Dear GinkoKnits,

You won't get any arguments from me on taking up lace knitting LOL :-)

Jane said...

Dear Chery,

Thanks :-)

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

Thank you! I can really see why so much of this lace was made in white now. It's so crisp and yet delicate with this thread. A real pleasure to knit with.

Jane said...

Dear Cynthb,

Thanks! I could have gone with a smaller needle but I didn't want any shrinking back after blocking with this one. The textured stitches really pop with the cotton thread.

Jane said...

Dear Viki W,

I'm glad you are enjoying my projects. It makes spinning less and knitting more easier :-)

Jane said...

Dear pencraftco,

Thank you! Though I have generally knit with color, somethings really do look spectacular in white. This piece is going to someone who is getting married in the Fall so the white is not a bad choice :-)

Jane said...

Dear krókusz,

Thank you for letting me know that you are looking in and enjoying my projects! It makes it worth while to post them knowing people like them!

Jane said...

Dear filcowe,

Thank you :-)

Jane said...

Dear Päivi, Lankakomero,

Thank you! I try my best :-)

Carol said...

as usual your lace leaves me speechless. It's beautiful

Taxastrikkeren said...

Like always:more than beautyfull!!

Jane said...

Dear Carol,

Thank you! I think this particular pattern is quite beautiful as well.

Jane said...

Dear Taxastrikkeren,

Thank you! I love knitting the Niebling patterns as they are always wonderful when then are done.

Giselle said...

Hi Jane,
As I said before your lace knitting really inspires me. Quite a bit of serendipity: I've had a hankering for making a white lace shawl and just finished it this week! It's not as big as yours but also a Niebling (thanks for your tip, I'll look out for those errata!) and I can't quite believe how pretty it is after blocking. Thank you so much for being a wonderful inspiration!
Giselle

Jane said...

Dear Giselle,

Congratulations on finishing your shawl! I am always amazed and how beautiful the lace is once it's blocked and Nieblings have a style all their own that you don't see in other lace. Bravo!

Soo said...

Wow! I am waaaaay behind on my blog reading and just catching up with yours. So many beautiful projects -- as always. Gorgeous knitting!!!

Jane said...

Dear Soo,

Thank you! I know what you mean about not being able to keep up with blog reading. I have the same problem as well LOL!

Monica said...

How beutiful!!!!!!

Is it posible to ask you where you got the pattern from? I would really like to knit this :o) Not so much patterns like this in Norway... If you can help me to get this I will be very glad :o)


Monica
m_egstad@hotmail.com

Jane said...

Dear Monica,

A re-printed version of this pattern can be found in "Knitted Lace Designs of The Modern Mode, Book 2" (Naoko Ichida). This can still be purchased from Lacis. They have an on-line catalog. This book, however, is in Japanese. They have a stitch key in English. It varies slightly from the one that I knit in the corners. Good Luck!