06 June 2010
7 Small Shawls: T - 209 days and counting down.
Are you ready? Are you? Look!
I am super super happy with Maia. The edging was properly wrangled, and I knit a section of it on the actual shawl as a large swatch.
This is how it flows into the side edging. Score! And It will work for different sizes.
The most important aspects to me were the way the texture flowed into the edging, and also how it lined up with the "spokes" of lace detail. I didn't want to have pieces of incomplete leaves. The circles show some bits that make my anal retentive little heart sing.
You can see above how I did the swatch; it's just on a portion of the shawl. This helps me judge better how it will look on the whole, and also to estimate how much yarn I'll need. This is particularly important with Maia, because she is a little different in shape. I found that I won't have enough yarn left to proceed with the edging from where I've stopped, so I'll be ripping back a repeat and then knitting the edging on. The texture that is knit after the leaf pattern can be enlarged to use more yarn, as well. I wanted to hold to the yardage that would be used for two socks (in this case two skeins, but in most cases one skein) for all the shawls in this eBook, but also to make the shawls expandable so that they could be knit with other yarnz you might have lying around.
Green. Leaves. Texture. Love!