I have a new finished knit piece I can finally show you!
This is the Hyde Park stole, and it's available in the summer issue of Spin-Off magazine. This was my January deadline project that I was working feverishly on just after the holidays. (Photos courtesy of Interweave Press).
I spun up a 2-ply fingering-weight yarn (it wound up being a pretty close match for most sock yarns that weigh in at about 435 yards/100 oz) from a 60/40 blend of mixed BFL and silk. I spun this basically worsted style for the singles and then slightly underplied to help keep the drape nice and soft when it was knit up.
The stole is a long rectangle, knit from one end to the other (no grafting!). It has diamond-shaped borders at each end, and that same motif flanks an easy central mesh lace border. I used approximately 1100 yards for my sample knit. Despite the fact that I knit and spun this on a deadline, it was actually a very comforting, easy-going knit. Nothing super difficult about it and the lace patterns are not hard to learn and remember.
And can I also mention it made the cover? :)
All for now....