4.27.2010

Simple Diamond pattern shawl

This is the month that I finish my UFO’s. Not planned, but it seems to be what is happening.

I picked this up and like so many UFO’s, I’m not sure what my problem was when I put it down. I finally finished this easy repeat up. This pattern would be good for a beginning lace shawl knitter. Simple, and it teaches you to “see” the pattern and follow it.

I was trying to bind off, and after trying several methods, Obstiknit on Plurk helped me out by suggesting I try the I-cord bind off. I searched on You Tube for some help and found a good tutorial from iknitwithcatfur, she has a variety of knitting tutorials to view.

Yay, it is not pulling and looks good!

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Chart in Norwegian translates to “Monsters seen from the right side”, could this be right? That doesn’t seem correct!

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-From Knitty Winter 04, an article about reading knitting charts. 

-Another take on how to read knitting charts from Smart Knitting-Crocheting.com

-Need to make a knitting chart? Here is one that you can customize to your needs thanks to Jacquie.

-I also found a knitting chart generator that enables you to use color also, from ChartGen.

002 Blocking the shawl!!

I found a good tutorial on how to block a shawl from SeeEunnyKnit

From Knitting Daily; how to block a shawl using blocking wires, which I found a lace blocking wire and pin set from KnitPicks for a very reasonable price.

Finished!! No photo of me, due to the fact I’m still on crutches and photos were entertaining, but didn’t show off the shawl!

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On the to next shawl!!

Any suggestions on an intermediate shawl for me??

 

2 comments:

  1. The shawl is beautiful! It looks so light and full of drape.

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  2. I'm greatly amused by the "monsters" on the right side. I wonder what it is supposed to be.

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