Saturday, August 2, 2008

First lace shawl done!


It's done, it's done, it's done, it's done! (as of 1:35 PM eastern daylight time)

My bluejeans leaf lace shawl is done! No more knitting it! Just 4 ends to weave in, and blocking to do. And I think I figured out that too. I've got an old crib mattress I think I can use. Large enough for the shawl, but small enough for me to move easily.

So to celebrate, I...
cast on another shawl. Adamas. I'm beginning to think this lace thing might be addictive.

Anyway, details...
Pattern done in garter stitch with a stockinette edging(rather then the other way round as the pattern called for) size 5 circular used.
15 leaves total measured from bottom edge (pattern called for 21 lace repeats or 10.5 leaves). Top edge was adjusted as follows...
k2tog yo row, then a knit row, then a purl row, then a suspended bind-off (the pattern suggests a k2, slp first over second one bind-off) but I found it to be far too tight. The suspended is also a bit tight, but still much looser.

Pictures in next post, along with a picture of my new Adamas (which is on the same needles, but much lacer).

1 comment:

fleegle said...

yes, ply means number of strands twisted together.