Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Curved Shawl Swatch from VLT


Curved Shawl Swatch
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion

I finally managed to swatch this in a recognizable manner. Baruffa Cashwool on size 2.5 needles. I'm going to try again on 1.5 before I start the shawl.
I don't think the Cashwool is that much finer than Lacey Lamb, but I think I want the circles to be a little tighter. I have lots of extra yardage, so I'm not afraid to add repeats if necessary.
I liked the big, graphic pattern of the Parka-Trim Stole from Arctic Lace, but I decided I'd really rather do a curved or triangular shawl right now. Plus, I just couldn't face admitting that I had tried to swatch this pattern and failed.
This shawl is patterned both rows (but so was Myrtle Leaf) and garter stitch based (yay no purling!).

2 comments:

sunneshine said...

Wow, that is beautiful! I think the 1.5's will make it even better - and it will be soft and warm with that beautiful yarn! Love your knitty calendar submission! It sounds like you are moving soon - good luck!

Lynn said...

I found out that this lace pattern is called "Bird's Eye" and is notoriously difficult to knit. The stitch dictionary I'm looking at says to use a chart holder or mark off every row as it's completed, and also to use a stitch marker or saftery pin, or leave a tail, to make absolutely sure that you can tell the right side from the wrong side.

Keep me posted please! I'd like to do this one sometime in the future.