Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Triangular Frost Flowers and Leaves shawl

I'm doing a happy dance--or at least I would be if I weren't so tired. I got the first chart redone (and tested!!) for the Frost Flowers and Leaves KAL from A Gathering of Lace (see button at right). I decided that I really didn't want a square shawl so I decided to make it triangular. I posted my thoughts to the list and other people are interested in doing that also, so I had to clean things up enough that others could follow my instructions.

So here's my test knitting, which is chart 1:

It's not blocked, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up overdying it. I think the variegation of the yarn obscures the stitch patterns, although it worked fine for the Fir Cone shawl (which isn't done quite yet--had a deadline on this one to do first!).

So now I have to get a bamboo size 4 circular needle since my size US4 9" straights aren't big enough to continue without packing the stitches onto the needle really tightly. Woo hoo, yarn shop here I come! ;-)


Lyndanna said...

That is going to be beautiful! It already is Beautiful. I hope your son is feeling better, I know how it is when they are ill, I have a 4 and 5 yr old.

Please keep us posted on your chart progress. I can't wait to get a copy of the shawl.


Anonymous said...

It is beautiful! I'd love a copy when you finish :)

Vanessa in WA

Anonymous said...

Hi Kat, I don't think the variegation of the yarn is bad for the pattern, I think after blocking it will turn out very nice! And: you do a great job with transforming it into a triangular version!