Swallowtail Shawl KAL

Sunday, August 20, 2006


I had so much fun knitting this I really didn't want to finish. Made from a lace merino cone I purchased at school products.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Swallowtail Shawl in Shetland wool

Shawl is done.Superfast knit
Yarn: Shetland wool 2/8 (250metres/50gm) equivalent to 4ply or fingering weight.
Width 64inches
Length 29inches
Original specs were 49 inches by 23 inches
Weight 100gms( used coned yarn and did not weigh at onset)
I knitted the shawl without any modifications on straight bamboo needles

The nupps were only tricky on the first row , trying to yank the yarn with a micro mini crochet hook looked like it was going to get really painful
I just knitted the KI,YO sequence with some slack , so the P5tog was easy to do on the reverse.

Possible to get a larger shawl by tweaking the pattern repeats.But this make a great size for wearing with suits.
I see a few more shawls this winter
Further pictures atelier chez moi

Monday, August 14, 2006

Swallowtail in Sea Silk

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Swallowtail Shawl

Pattern by Evelyn Clark for Interweave Knits Fall 2006

Handmaiden Seasilk, one skein in Ocean colourway, there appears to be enough left over for a lace choker

Addi Naturas size four, significantly dyed by the yarn.

Cast on August 5, bound off August 13.

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I made no changes to the pattern... although I found P5TOG to be impossible to say the least. Instead, I slipped three as if to purl, purled two together and slipped three over the P2TOG. Maybe my needles weren’t pointy enough, meh. In theory, this shouldn’t look any different anyway.

Sorry Jessica and Emily — she’s about to be dropped off at the county fair and will come home on Sunday, hopefully with a ribbon. She’ll make an appearance at the Stitch ‘n Bitch next week!

Crossposted in my little corner 'o the web.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

another swallowtail is born

Thanks for letting me join. I just got my fall IW this afternoon and couldn't wait to start the swallowtail. I decided to check the net for any errata (is there any? patt. looks good to me) and found this KAL.

I've done 3 repeats of chart 2. I'm knitting with knitpicks gloss, in burgandy, on size 6s (4.25mm). I'll be switching to circs as needed. More details on my blog including expected stitch counts after each repeat of chart 2.


I made a button. If you post your KAL on your blogs take this button as well :)

Hi from across the pond

Thank you all for the invtitation to join your KAL. I am Abi (a knitter and sewer) from across the pond.(Great Britain)
Started the shawl this week as soon as my Interweave Knit landed on my doormat.
I am using a 2/8 Shetland wool ( 250metres/50 grams) on size 4mm bamboo needles.
Would love to know what other are using.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Thanks for the nupp help. I was on my second nupp when my lace started breaking from purling the nupp. So I went back to my life line and have decided to bind off instead of purl the 5 sts. I'll probably do it with a smaller needle since I'm a tight knitter.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Nupp help!

I've googled nupp stitch but can't really find anything helpful. Can someone out there help me figure out how to do a nupp stitch? How come I can't find a vid of someone getting their nupp on?

Sunday, August 06, 2006


I've been googling (is that even a word? LOL) the Swallowtail Shawl from the Fall 2006 Interweave Knits since I started working on it almost two weeks ago. I know a lot of bloggers want to make it but probably haven't started yet. It's such a fun pattern that I decided to start a KAL. Email me at bronxie@gmail.com to join.