Friday, October 05, 2007

Swallowtail

A small lace project for those crisp fall days....




If you haven't knit a shawl and you want to give it a go, this is a wonderful pattern to experiment with. The lace knitting is easy to moderate, and the size of the shawl keeps the knitting time to a minimum. I wanted to knit up something out of my new Sunsilk yarn, and was reminded of this gorgeous project on Ravelry.. go "Ravelry! The best part is, it only took one skein!





Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark; Interweave Knits Fall 2006
Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Sunsilk in Mushroom
Needles: Addi 24" US4 (3.5mm)
Measurements: 45" across top edge, 23" down center
Started: September 27, 2007
Finished: October 3, 2007
Other Details: The different lace patterns keep this project moving! The lace bobbles are really beautiful, though not the easiest thing to make when you have to purl 5 together. I would invest in a set of Addi Lace needles for this project just for the sharp tips.

16 Comments:

At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Cara said...

That's really GORGEOUS Dani! Congratulations! So antiquey looking - love the color.

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger Mozilla said...

Wow that came out wonderfully. I really like the color and how drapey it looks in the pictures. Great job!

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger Adrienne said...

Wow, really really beautiful shawl! I love that colour. Fantastic job!

 
At 11:27 AM, Blogger Amanda said...

This is beautiful! I've had the uncontrollable urge to learn to knit lace lately, but I'm not quite to the Swallowtail shawl level yet. It does give me something to aspire to one day though!

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger Bertha said...

Wow, I really love this color.

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger gabriella said...

Jaw-dropping loveliness!! Dani, that looks spectacular in your yarn. How many skeins did you need? ~gabriella

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

It's just beautiful!

 
At 8:21 PM, Blogger jenknits said...

Stunning!

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger Dana KBS said...

Your yarn is beautiful! I'm kind of laced-out for the moment (finished mystery stole last week) but I love my swallowtail shawl, too, and wear it as a scarf-y sort of thing.

I used a tapestry needle to help with the purl5togs and it really helped: i slid the 5 stitches to be ptogged onto a metal tapestry needle, sort of like using a cable needle. That gave me enough "give" to get my knitting needle through them all for the "tog" part.

I'm no lace expert but that's what I came up with to help myself out...addi lace needles would probably have been more fun.

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger StarSpry said...

Your shawl looks beautiful!

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger Marlena said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the slight variegation of the yarn. (Or maybe that's a trick of the light?)

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger InkyOrchid said...

Gorgeous!! You'll look so elegant with that.

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger Oiyi said...

It's beautiful!

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger Ruinwen said...

Georgous! What beautiful yarn! :)

 
At 7:49 PM, Blogger I'm busy knitting said...

sooo beautiful, I'm jealous.

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger Beverly said...

I LURV the yarn I bought from you for my mom's Swallowtail--I can't wait to cast on! Thanks for the inspiration!

 

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