Tuesday, 29 May 2012
for example ...
... my current preoccupation with Danish triangular shawls with tails long enough to tie around one's waist. Although I'm not really one to wear grey myself, I am completely enamoured by this one, knit by raveller pinneguri. So of course I can't wait to cast on. I'm doing some careful swatching first, Brooklyn Tweed Loft in meteorite above and Rowan felted Tweed DK in camel below, both knit on 4mm needles. I have a tendency to block the life out of my knitting as if everything were lace, so might try these again and treat them a little more gently.
Did I mention the huge swathe of garter stitch that comprises some 90 per cent of this shawl after that lovely lace edging is done? Garter stitch - my least favourite stitch to knit. Hmmm, I haven't told myself about that either.