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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Finished Cloud Bolero

The Cloud Bolero by Ysolda Teague is another one of those projects, like the icelandic turtleneck, that requires absolutely no seaming. The only finishing I had to do was to weave in two ends and decide what kind of fastener I was going to use for the front. I love that! So, without further ado, here it is!

I love how the self-striping in the yarn follows the waves in the pattern. At first, I thought that maybe the yarn would overwhelm the lace pattern, but it seems like they complement each other nicely. I tried to get a good picture of the colours last weekend at my grandparents' place in the morning sun:

As for the frontal fastener, I used a cameo brooch my paternal grandmother had given me years ago as a high school graduation present, I think. It works surprisingly well with the bolero.

Overall, I think this pattern is a success. I loved how fast it was (I finished it in 10 days), which I partially attribute to the chunky yarn and large needles, and how elegant the final product looks. I wore it to a family party last weekend, and got tons of compliments on it. Yay!