Monday, November 28, 2011

Swatching for a Shawl

I've been swatching for a new shawl design. It's based on an Estonian stitch pattern. I just have to figure out how to get the gradual curve I'm looking for and how/where to insert partial repeats at the sides. I am also trying to find a compatible edging.  It needs to be simple because this stitch pattern is more complex.  Here is the initial swatch:


6 comments:

Winifred said...

I do like that pattern. I always find it hard to add patterns as you increase the number of stitches. Do you use graph paper? I find it easier to have the large number of stitches and then decrease up to the neck edge.
There are a few very nice and very simple simple lace edgings in Jane Sowerby's book Victorian Lace Today. Best of luck with this.

zosfia said...

Hi,
I just finished reading Nancy Bush-Estonian Lace. I have never made any lace garment before and just love the Estonian style. So I ordered 'shetland lace' from the United Kingdom. Should be here this week and I will be making a wedding shawl for my niece for her August wedding. Today I found your blog and really appreciate learning more. thank you

Mary in A2 said...

Thanks, Winifred. I have that book and I will give it a look. I have charting software but I haven't spent enough time learning to use it. I'm going more for a crescent or gradual curve and not a triangle. The pattern is directional and so I think I will have to start from the bottom and work up.

Mary in A2 said...

Zosfia,
I would love to see your lace shawl as you progress or when you are finished. I will try to post more to the blog soon. Mary

Anonymous said...

I like to see more of this work, it is more flexible than mine. Jan(knitter).

Anonymous said...

I like to see more of this work, it is more flexible than mine. Jan(knitter)