Thursday, December 21, 2006

The brown blob blocking

I finished the Forest Canopy Shawl and it is a delight to knit. Very easy to memorize the pattern and the instructions are very clear. I did many more repeats than the pattern called for, as my yarn was finer and my gauge swatch was more stitches per inch. My first lace shawl.

I knit this out of a fingering or lighter hand spun yarn. The wool is chocolate Polwarth from and I blended it with some silk I bought at SOAR. The ball of yarn weighed 6.5 ounces and was 850 yards. I have very little left.

The colors of the silk are very hard to see but give the yarn quite a bit of tweediness in some places. I am not sure that I like it, but will wait to see what it looks like after blocking.

Blocking on the Tri loom, if I was going to do it over I would change how I put it on the loom. I did the top first and then tried to do the sides. I should have done it from the center out three ways.

More pictures when my camera starts working again. I think I need to replace the batteries in it.


KnitMoka said...

Your shawl turned out great! I wish I could see it in person. Amazing job on spinning such fine yarn. I'm not very good a lace yarn myself (yet!) Congrats!

Dharma said...

Very impressive work, especially considering you spun the yarn too. Way more than I can conceive of doing. Inspires me to get going on a lace project.

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The Spindling Scot said...

Wow, that is a large shawl. I bet you are feeling pleased with the result!
I blocked the top, then centre, then pulled out the sides.
What is Polworth like to spin?

Happy holidays!

Ted said...

Beautiful. I have some chocolate brown/dark charcoal Polwarth blended with neon coloured silk by Rovings in my stash. This is an inspiration to use it.

Swanknitter said...

I just bought the pattern for thusso it's good to get a review and a photo. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Barbara! wow what beautiful work! Im so so impressed! I dream of having a tri loom (maybe some day) did you make yours? Marion