Sunday, August 13, 2006
Time for some straightforward knitting
My handspun becoming a Kerry Blue shawl
After my struggles with twisted stitches (twist the knit stitch on the right side, and twist the purl stitch on the wrong side, and cable as necessary), I opted for some nice easy garter knitting. Well, ok, garter lace knitting. My handspun yarn, Shetland fleece from Judy Colvin in Montana, http://www.bitterrootranch.net, was calling to me from my project basket. I had been shy about starting Martha Waterman's Kerry Blue from Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls, because, well, it was an old pattern from a book which unfortunately had quite a bit of errata on it (on the Interweave website). But with help from people in my yahoo groups, here I am knitting it. I started with 12 stitches on double points, then went to a 16 inch circular, then a 24 inch circular. Now I am using a 32 inch circular and have 400 plus stitches and 60+ rows to go! This is a great pattern right now for me because there is a lot of garter knitting and the lace patterns are quite easy to do.