Friday, January 18, 2008

Winter Knitting

Happy New Years!
I have been slowly getting back into knitting, mainly lace since it 's light and portable. Here is the obligatory blocking shot of the Evelyn Clark's Shetland Triangle:
To decrease the amount of pins needed, I strung some scrap yarn across the top edge (it's straight), pulled it taut, and anchored it on each side with pins. Basically it's a cheaper version of blocking wires :)
Posted by PicasaLike many others, I opted for a less pointy look by eliminating the last two rows on the chart.

Overall, the yarn was easy to work with, but there was a noticeable silky smell. It seems to be on the pillable side, which is find for a shoulder shawl, but not for socks.

Overall, the pattern was memorizable and repetitively soothing, but resulted in an elegant shawlette. I also made one for my mom in burgundy red.

Pattern: Shetland Triangle
Yarn: Knitpicks Gloss in black (a merino and silk blend)
Skeins: almost two
Needle: #6 29 inch circulars
Modifications: extra repeats, eliminated last two rows

Now onto other shawls like the feather basket and swallowtail!