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hanami is finished

9 August 2007 13,542 views 52 Comments

I realized today that I haven’t had a knitting FO since May. Time to fix that.

hanami blossom edge

hanami beaded edges

The Project Details

Pattern: Hanami Stole by Melanie Gibbons, Pink Lemon Twist

hanami transition

Yarn: 2 skeins of Handmaiden Seasilk in Ebony bought on eBay. I wish I’d had the option to buy this in person as the two skeins are different colours. The basketweave section has a pale pink running through it and the blossoms ended up with more orange than pink. If I’d noticed it sooner, I would have knit them with opposite skeins.

Needles: Size 4 US Addi Lace Turbos.

Started: May 21st, 2007
Finished: August 8th, 2007

hanami blossom half

Modifications: I only knit 4 repeats of Chart G, I skipped the ruffled edge and finished with a beaded bind off instead.

hanami blossom fold

Final Verdict: The yarn substitution worked out perfectly. It has a beautiful drape, sheen and crispness to the stitches. Blocked out it is 21″ x 70″. The only drawback to the Seasilk is the smell. It’s faint, but if the project spent any amount of time in a ziploc (for travel) the silk smell hit you full on.

hanami full length


  • GIna said:

    I LOVE IT!!!!! I have the pattern and some yarn I might try this with……. How did you do the beaded cast off if you dont mind my asking!?!?! I saw this on Ravelry and had to come look! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

  • pamelamama said:

    Wow, that is just fantastic. I think your modifications are spot-on. I want one just like that!

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