I'm in a real knitting mood and can't chose between these two projects. My taught from the beginning was that the shawl would be very exhausting to knit so I needed something else to do in between. But till now I have only knitted on the collar..... But today I might dare to start this lace knitting. I admit that I am a bit worried about it. I intend to keep you updated on my fortunes and missfortunes. I haven't don lace neither intarsia before. Horror!?
Date and start pictures:
I follow this pattern and ad the colours. http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/se/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=98&d_id=34&lang=se
Sorry, it's only in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian. I have also added a button edge since i realised you can't knit in circle when you do intarsia. You have to knit back and forth. First lesson learned
I use scraps of wool yarn in lovely colours. I started knitting on a straight needle and then a circular one, 3,5 mm.
I will use this pattern. http://mimknits.com/shop/index.php?main_page=document_product_info&cPath=65&products_id=199&zenid=9a04b16b6bb420dcba8e74eea6c781df
But try do leave more space for the neck. That is, do a curve in the upper edge.
I use wool yarn that is actually meant for weaving furniture fabrics. I don't know if it's suitable for lace knitting. What do you think?
I knit with 4 mm circular needle.
An this is how far I've come right now on the intarsia collar.
close up (I love this kind of pictures
Wish me luck!UPDATE!
I have restarted the lace shawl about four times now. I give up doing the neck modification. I will just follow the pattern!!
Lace is hard!UPDATE!
The collar is finished!
I knitted it flat and then I sewed the lower part of the button edge together for about 5 cm. After binding of I crocheted along the edge. I'm not very pleased with the edge. It curls...And maybe i wouldn't have knitted for so long. It's a bit wide over the shoulders. But besides that I'm really fond of it. Especially the colours.
So, now I'm left with the lace shawl. Luckily I have a 10 hour train journey tomorrow. That means a lot of time for knitting.UPDATE 22/2-08
Hello! One week left and the shawl is not
finished. But there is hope.
Lately I have been knitting things that don't require that much concentration. I'll be back!UPDATE 26/2-08
I just have to face it..... I won't finish the shawl in time for the challenge.
But I keep working on it and I'll let you know how it goes. UPDATE 6/3-08
I'm done!!!! Can hardly believe it.
I caught a cold but I was well enough to knit. That helped me work on it alot this last week.
The edge is not as it's supposed to accordning to the pattern. I ran out of yarn. But I think it's ok anyway.
And here it is
This is my first time knitting lace. (Of course, thats the challenge theme.
) I'd appreciate comments from everyone but especially from people who do lace knitting. I'm wondering about my choise of yarn and pattern. What do you think?
Thanks for looking! (at this huge post!