Sunday, August 20, 2006
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.
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
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.
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.
Crossposted in my little corner 'o the web.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
another swallowtail is born
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.
Hi from across the pond
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
Monday, August 07, 2006
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 email@example.com to join.