FO: Clerical Stole

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This was suppossed to be a Christmas present - but it was finished in time for my nephew's ordination as priest friday (barely - I embroidered the cross *at* the reception)

this is Suri Alpaca in colour 'Purple Majesty' knit on US size 0 needles in a 1x1 rib. Bcked with cotton broadcloth

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scubasinger's picture

Hey, Mario FANTASTIC. I'm

Hey, Mario

FANTASTIC.

I'm interested in making something like this for myself (Yes, I'm ordained clergy, too...)

Curious about the specifics:

Suri Alpaca: from which manufacturer? What's the weight of the yarn?

Pattern: How many stitches and what was the final width? Any variation in the pattern or was it simply a 1x1 rib throughout?

Quantity: How much yarn was required?

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The pattern was k3,

The pattern was k3, *(k1,p1); repeat to last three stitches; k3 every row. ; If I remember correctly - 30 stitches across. It could have been a bit wider - I believe it turned out to be about 3.5 inches wide - 4 would have been better. I'd also reccomend a yarn with a bit more "loft"

I'll have to check my records regarding the company for the yarn - hopefully I wrote it down somewhere. it's a laceweight and this took well under one skein. I suspect it was 880 yards per 100 grams.

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JDM511's picture

Gentlemen, I think we are in

Gentlemen, I think we are in the presence of greatness!!

I am amazed at the quality of the knitting; it even looks soft and luxurious in the photo! It boggles the mind to think about how many stitches are in a stole that long made on size 0 needles. I’m not sure I would have the patience to complete this project, you must have knit and knit and knit and not really seen a lot of growth.

Keep up the good work, thanks so much for sharing.

Jim

MMario's picture

I thought it would never

I thought it would never end! The one I still have to line took about 16 hours total knitting time .

*THIS* one I know I put in many times that.

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As a clergy person I can say

As a clergy person I can say how truely meaningful a handmade stole is. And This!! Like everyone else already said, I cannot imagine the work involved working 1x1 rib on size 0 needles. I think that not only will your nephew be blessed by wearing it, everyone who sees it when he does will be blessed.
Kurt

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He is a youth minister at

He is a youth minister at his current parish; but hasn't been there long enough to wear the first one I made him very often.
But the bishop made a big thing about his having a handmade stole while commmenting that it had taken several communities to get Rabbit to the priesthood (quite evident because he is canonically resident in the Diocese of Rochester, works in the Diocese of Eastern Massachusetts and was being ordained in the Diocese of Connecticut) - anyway - those of his parishioners who were there (about 30 chartered a bus and came down for the ordination) were flabberghasted he now had TWO(!)

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Incredible work. I am really

Incredible work. I am really awed.

superi's picture

I agree with Albert... You

I agree with Albert... You must have had help from the holy spirit to finish that on sz 0's.

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You must be your family's

You must be your family's favourite brother/b-in-law/uncle/cousin. How many of these lovely stoles have you knitteds now?

MMario's picture

two completed and gifted. A

two completed and gifted. A third (white, lace sampler) that needs to be lined. Still to go:
green x 2
black x2
rose x2
blue x2
gold x2
white (second)
red (second)
purple (second)
unbleached linen (x2)

The two of them (nephew and his wife(she is currently a deacon)) pretty much know what they are getting on any gift occasion for the next few years!

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YugiDean's picture

Will you be knitting

Will you be knitting anything else??? If I tried to knit one of those, it would take me the better part of a year, I'm sure.

MMario's picture

I need to finish another by

I need to finish another by June - and should do a second by then as well....but may not. then I don't need another until September.

But I doubt I'll be using size ZERO again.

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Now you see if you took the

Now you see if you took the job as my pool cleaner for the summer you would only have 4 hours work per week and then you could complete all of these in no time. The downside is that you wouldn't earn any money.

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the commute to 1585 would be

the commute to 1585 would be rough though.
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Wimp!!

Wimp!!

ManMadeKnits's picture

I was totally thinking about

I was totally thinking about making one of these!

albert's picture

Beautiful! But 1x1 rib on

Beautiful! But 1x1 rib on size 0 needles?! You should be cannonized!

MasonM's picture

Talk about cutting it close

Talk about cutting it close LOL

Looks great.

Mason

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