Chevron Ruana Finished

I finished my Chevron Ruana (from Iris Schreier's book "Lacy Little Knits") a few days back and finally have taken some photos:

Okay, I'm not the best photographer, don't have the best camera, and also don't have the best place to display things I'm going to try to photograph with less than sterling skills and equipment. ;-) Anyway, I hope you can see a little of how it came out. Above is the back, below is the front:

Tried to take a picture of myself wearing it, but alas, it was not to be. The only mirror in our house is a lovely oval silver-framed mirror above the bathroom sink. (Where I confess I can often be heard chanting, "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest one of all?" Haven't gotten an answer yet.) I can only see my head and shoulders in it. If I stand up on the toilet, I can see the middle of my body. Just try taking a photo that way, I dare you. :-) Anyway, here's a closeup of the stitches taken while holding the camera at arms' length and hoping something would show up in the shot:

At least you get to see my shawl pin designed by Rosemary Hill of Designs by Romi. Lovely, isn't it?

So what are you working on? Do you work on things for the season we're currently in, i.e., you're a fast knitter? Or do you, like me, work on any old thing that takes your fancy since it's likely to take a year or so before it's done? Hah. Let that secret out, didn't I?


Jen said…
Very nice, Liz! I'm a little confused about the construction, though. It looks like it's seamed up the sides? No ruana I've ever seen had side seams, they're usually more like a serape with a slit up the front.

Must be great to wear, though, it looks like the rayon yarn has a lovely hand to it.
Jen, you're right. It's a big rectangle split up the front, basically. Only they've taken it a step further and seamed the underarms in order to have it fit better. I guess it's a variation on a ruana?

The yarn is lovely, very lightweight yet warm to wear. The only problem with it is the plies split easily while knitting, and also just when they feel like it. ;-) So you have to be prepared for that.


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