My older brother Luke is marrying his soul mate in just over a week from now. Amanda is awesome. She really is the perfect match for Luke and we're all so happy that she's officially going to be a part of our family.
Mom wanted to knit something for her to commemorate the event. She decided on the Celtic Knot Stole designed by Sarah Kendra Hughes. Luke, as well as his groomsmen (including Chris!) will be wearing kilts at the wedding. Luke's Scottish heritage is important to him, so the Celtic themed stole seemed perfectly appropriate. We brainstormed colourways and fibers and after much ado finally decided on this gorgeous custom colourway that Chris dyed for mom. It's the type of colour that is impossible to photograph! It changes with every light, sometimes looking green, then blue, then purple even gold! It's magical. Mom's ravelry Project page can be found here.
Mom worked on the stole on and off all summer. Now that it's officially finished and blocked, it truly is a work of art.
She used almost two skeins of TFA Silver Label Mulberry Silk yarn for this project. Amanda's tall and will look gorgeous and elegant in this large stole.
The perfect row of eyelets created by the knitted on border on each end is just the type of finishing that I love. I know that mom is very happy with it too.
When wrapped around your shoulders this stole is lush and cozy, but when held up to the light it's incredibly airy. I love it!
Mom did an incredible job with this stole. Though Amanda probably won't wear it everyday, it's the type of thing that she can hold on to forever and pull out at important events when a gorgeous, hand knit, celtic stole is appropriate. Welcome to the family Amanda!