Monday, March 24, 2008

Laminaria ( Star and Blossom Charts)




So I'm up to the second chart in the Laminaria pattern at Knitty called the "Blossom" chart. In the last picture, you can see the flower like structure. This shawl is in Estonian Lace which I have not had much experience with. There are large areas of increase to make the "blossoms" you see in this close-up shot. The shawl is a triangle so you'd have to turn the pictures upside-down to see what they will look like hanging down your back. I'm making the smaller version of the shawl since I only have the 4 ounces of yarn and I'm using pretty big needles (US 6). The first picture is of the "star" chart in the pattern. You really can't see anything but I hope when I go to block it, there will be a more obvious pattern. I'm not really crazy about knitting Estonian lace so far. It's a little boring actually though the designer did a great job on this shawl with really good instructions. The only thing I'd change would be to do SSSK on the left hand side of the center to mirror image the right hand side in the star chart section. I'm on the border now and will get back to you all when I'm done.

4 comments:

Kirsten said...

Very pretty! I've got this shawl in my queue. It's nice to see it knit up in handspun.

Jane said...

Dear Kirsten,

It's good experience for me to try some Estonian Lace, but the jury is out as to if I would every become addicted to it. We shall see.

Hattie said...

Oh wow, it's really really gorgeous! I adore that yarn with the pattern. I think it looks better in your yarn than the original. I'm going to have to knit that now...

Tracy said...

Wow. Beautiful. Nice spinning and knitting. Love everything about it.