Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Legends of the Shetland Seas (Hazel Carter Stole)




Here is the first pattern repeat for "Legends of the Shetland Seas" since I was waiting to see if I would have to be on Jury Duty today. Knit on US 2 needles. The colors change nicely for me but when I get to do the edging, I'm going to spin a little extra yarn without any big color shifts since I think that will look nicer in the long run. This will take awhile since I'm knitting multiple shawls/stoles and rotate them but at least I've made a start!

20 comments:

Hattie said...

Wow the yarn looks really different when knit! I like the color changes too, subtle and pretty!

Kirsten said...

Your Shetland Seas Shawl is going to be really beautiful. I like your idea of spinning a more solid color for the border.

Monika said...

Wow, incredible!

Karin Rosman said...

Beautiful! Where is this pattern from?

Ann-Marie said...

that is just beautiful!!!

Jane said...

Dear hattie,

The yarn really is very pretty if you like earth tones. There are some nice color shifts. It's actually nicer than the photograph so I hope to get some shots in natural light.

Jane said...

Dear kirsten,

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you agree about the edging color. I'm making another stole in a varigated yarn and I think I will do it on that one too. Another Hazel Carter pattern only that one is from "A Gathering of Lace"

Jane said...

Dear monika,

Thank you! I'm having fun doing this and I really enjoy seeing everyone elses projects including yours!

Jane said...

Dear karin,

The post has a hyper-link to the site where I bought this pattern. It's by Hazel Carter and I bought it from BlackBerry Ridge. It's called "Legends of the Shetland Seas"

Jane said...

Dear Ann-Marie,

That is kind of you. I think everyone who is participating in this blog is doing beautiful work with their spinning and knitting. It takes a brave soul to even attempt to do your own spinning and braver still to post it for everyone else to enjoy!

Ellen said...

I love your Legend - the wool is beautiful, but even more, your first panel of rings....ahhhhhh how did you do this? I started this shawl and got to the second panel and knew that something didn't look quite right. After seeing yours!!! WOW...I'm having trouble with the yo's and k2 togs. Any advice?

Jane said...

Dear ellen,

Having seen your doily on your blog, I belive you are familier with how a yarn-over looks and how to knit two together. Are you using stitch markers between the repeats?Sometimes those markers move from where they should be when knitting lace. Rows 6 and 13 are tricky because of the double yarn-overs and could throw off your stitch count if you are not purling the last stitch in row 7 and row 14 and then knitting into the next yarn-over to make one large hole. Sometimes you have to "snug" or pull up gently on the yarn after a knit two togeather is compleated in order to get a nice shape to the rings. Hope that helps a little.

Ellen said...

Thank you for your suggestions. I'm in the process of ripping (boo hoo) back to square one. I'm sure this is what has caused the problem. I'm still drooling over yours!!! Have a great day!

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Ellen said...

Dear Jane...Well, I've almost completed the first panel and it really looks so much better. I think I had trouble in picking out the thread that makes the yo's. Sorry about the previous post, I didn't think the first one went through.

Jane said...

Dear ellen,

So glad you like the new rings better. Those yarn-overs are sometime hard to identify at first and sometimes they want to slip from the needles when you are not looking too! Can't wait to see your "Legends" shawl!

Ellen said...

Hi Jane, Hope your 4th of July was good? Well, to report to you on my progress....ugh!!! I have finished the first and second group for the first panel. It does not look in anyway shape or form like your picture...AAAKKKK! Anyway, if I get bold, tomorrow I'll post my progress. I'm making the yo's and the first section came out okay but the second section does not look like yours...I decided to go down a needle size so that I would have some control...ohhhh me! LOL

Ellen said...

Hi Jane, well it's posted as far as I got....glad I had a life line because I really messed it up...so I took it off and tried blocking and it's on my pathetic little blog...LOL.Mine looks very tiny compared to yours...oh well! Haven't a clue. Happy knitting

Ellen said...

Hi Jane, well it's posted as far as I got....glad I had a life line because I really messed it up...so I took it off and tried blocking and it's on my pathetic little blog...LOL.Mine looks very tiny compared to yours...oh well! Haven't a clue. Happy knitting

Jane said...

Dear ellen,

I will check in on your blog so we can compare our projects. Happy Knitting!