Friday, June 10, 2011

Pay No Attention to the COLOR in these Photos

Blocking the Swallowtail ShawlThe real news is that the extra ball of yarn arrived a couple days ago and it seems to be a close enough match, despite coming from a different dye lot.

I finished knitting last night and blocked the shawl this afternoon. The brightly colored modular interlocking rubber mats under the shawl really challenged my camera . . . but I still wanted to share my progress.

The biggest challenge of knitting this pattern in the Aran weight yarn was the P5 together that makes the "nubs" in the Lilies of the Valley pattern. Once I developed a technique for that stitch, it went very smoothly.

Here's a detail photo showing some of those lovely bobbly "nubs" and the final lace pattern.



I'm not sure if the knitting police would consider this "done," but I'm counting it as a finish ... and maybe, since the shawl was knit from some leftover skeins and the color for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge is yellow, it can count as a challenge project, too ;-) 

7 comments:

floribunda... aka Julie said...

very pretty, Sophie! I just finished my first bit of knitted lace and I'm thinking I need some of those wires... and the pads... and more yarn!

DebbyMc said...

Really nice, Sophie. P5tog...yikes!

lj_cox said...

That's lovely! Wow...

sophie said...

Thanks. I rated this one as pretty easy on Ravelry. I don't think any of the repeats was more than 10 stitches, so they were easy to learn and once each pattern was established, you could definitely see/anticipate the next row.

I think I will knit this again someday in a finer yarn. It was quick and fun ... except for that running out of yarn thing ;-)

Rainbows in Wool said...

I don't remember what your yarn is made of, but if it's natural fiber, dying is always an option, yellow is great to dye over.

Barbara C said...

Gorgeous shawl, and a very pretty color. I hope the dye lot difference isn't too noticeable.

Angela said...

It's so pretty.

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