Sunday, March 16, 2008

Blocking Hyrna Herborgar











Well this one is done now and thank the Lord for it! The blocking shots are night shots so the colors are not "true" There is more light blues and greens. The finished shawl shots are a little better for the colors and my friend, Louise agreeded to be my model. The pattern is from the book Three-Cornered & Long Shawls by Sigridur Halldorsdottir with translation by Marilyn van Keppel, PhD. The additional knitting notes that makde it possible for me to knit this shawl were from Jackie E-S of heartstringsfiberarts.com. The fiber is from Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks and is Bombyx and Merino 4 ounces. The colorway is "Lagoon" and was spun heavy lace weight, knit on US 4 at the start, increased to US 5 with crochet cast-off. I have a little of it left-over but not enough for another project. Blocking was strictly "eyeball", no measuring this time.


I have an idea for my next project but after the Polworth fiasco, I think I will swatch first to see if I like it :-)

10 comments:

Hattie said...

That was fast! It's absolutely stunning! I bet the colors are even prettier in the daytime. Can't wait to see what else you do!

Monika said...

Very pretty shawl!

Kirsten said...

Wow! What a beautiful shawl! I love the edges.

Rosa said...

that is too lovely for words. I really want to knit this, now! Thank you for the inspiration. Congrats on such a fantastic piece of lace.

Jane said...

Dear Hattie,

This a very quick knit and once I read Jackie's notes on this pattern it was much easier to knit. It's a heavy lace weight and used pretty good sized needles so pretty swift knitting in general :-)

Jane said...

Dear Monika,
Thanks!I thought so too! It's kind of a "classic" shawl pattern to knit and has been frequently knit for years. That's why I wanted a handspun yarn to do it in, so it would be a little different from others I've seen..

Jane said...

Dear kirsten,

I think it's the edges that make most people want to knit this shawl. It's really different from other shawl edges I've seen and I like the way the "wings' kind of swoop forward.

Jane said...

Dear Rosa,

I'm glad it makes you want to try one too. It's a good one to use variegated yarns on :-)

Tracy said...

Wow. Very nice.

Jane said...

Dear Tracy,

Thank you! I think it's a pretty shawl too. If you look at it, it's really only two patterns of lace. The lattice to make the really open areas and the small diamonds on the inside. The only real problem is trying to read the chart LOL!