Tuesday, August 29, 2006

ROE swatch

I managed to do a quick swatch for the Rose of England (ROE) shawl:


Now I'm just not sure if I like the stockinette with the other stitch patterns. Yeah, I know the ladybird stitch isn't right--I got interruped too many times, not to mention working late at night in poor light, but I figure it's a swatch, so not a big deal.

I'm using a wonderful yarn from my friend Elizabeth, and the new KnitPicks Options needles in size 3US. I LOVE them, but I'm thinking I might go down one needle size to make the stockinette more dense.

Opinions, please!!

Added later: the yarn is actually that wonderful raspberry color from the previous post's picture--I didn't take the time to perfect the color in the picture above. But the yarn does look more red in certain lights. It's very pretty!

4 comments:

Opal said...

The swatch looks lovely. I'm not sure I can venture an opinion until I see another swatch in the smaller needle size though.

Sande Francis said...

yeah, what Opal said. Great minds think alike, ya know. :)

Fannie Pie said...

Love the lace! you're the lace queen!!!!

shelly allred said...

Hi Kate, you are a very talented relative of mine!! Aunt Shelly from Idaho.