Friday, February 9, 2007

Started... and completed... fichu

I kept meaning to post about this before I actually finished the harebell lace fichu, but I sometimes shun my computer for days at a time, so here I am with the fait accompli.

I guess it's not truly accompli yet, since I haven't blocked it. But here it is:

As with the curved shawl, I did have some struggles; the instructions aren't crystal clear as to joining the lace to the neckband. Also, when I transcribed the chart to print out and carry with me, I left out the last yarn-overs on rows 3, 9 and 15, so that led to a little head-scratching. But I did get through it, and I think it will look very nice once it's blocked. I'll be back with a photo once that takes place!

The yarn is Jaggerspun Zephyr Wool-Silk (color "Blueberry Heather"), which I really liked. It's got a nice sheen to it from the silk; it's easy to work with; the heathered colors are really nice; and it's pretty reasonably priced. Maybe a new favorite laceweight.

Also, I'm noticing a theme of matching the color of the project in the book. One of these days I'm going to have to break out of that.

4 comments:

Carolyn said...

My, this is pretty. The pattern is so much more defined with a solid color than with the handpainted I used. Did it take as much yardage as called for in the book? Zephyr is lovely to work with.

Jennifer said...

Can't wait to see it blocked. The color is gorgeous.

EvaLux said...

Gorgeous... but a question about the yarn... I know Jaggerspun makes the Zephyr (50% wool/50% silk) and then another yarn called Heather which is 100% wool (and blooms a whole bit when washed and which I actually like more than the Zephyr yarn). I've never heard of Zephyr Heather though.

Cheers Eva

Nancy said...

Lori, your fichu is lovely. I just started one myself...got to the "not crystal clear" join instructions and am stuck. Which joins go where????