Monday, March 10, 2008

Recognizing My Mistake And Sucking It Up! (Hyrna 2.0)









Well, not only did I not like how the Polworth felt to knit, I did not like how it looked with it's muddy colors. Then it tried to commit suicide by dropping stitches and my brain froze trying to knit the pattern. The Polworth has been put out of its misery and I am now using a heavy lace weight yarn I spun from merino/silk from Chasing Rainbows in the Lagoon colorway. I got the roving at Stiches West this year and spun it over two days on the Schacht. It's not refined in the least since I was trying to prove I could still spin something other than really thin singles. Anyone out there who wants to try to knit Hyrna may want to check out the really excellent and helpful notes from Jackie Her notes really make knitting this shawl much more enjoyable! I'm using US 4 needles in the center and have changed to US 5 for the remainder of the shawl. I will post when done!

6 comments:

Hattie said...

Oh wow, that is some gorgeous yarn. And a much better choice I think than the polworth. It just shows off the pattern so much more! I really can't wait to see this one done.

Monika said...

The beginning of your shawl looks lovely. I have the Hyrna pattern, so thank you for the tip and link to Jackie's notes!

Jane said...

Dear Hattie,

I also prefer this one to the polworth. and it's knitting up pretty quickly too. I'm hoping to do several handspun lace projects this year rather than just one. I think this pattern works really well with the variegated yarn because of all the negative space and I really like the colors :-)

Jane said...

Dear Monika,

You really need those notes because there are several rows that are repeated but you would not know that to look at this chart! Also, the original charting sometimes duplicates a transition row :-( You really need those notes. I hope you get a chance to knit it too!

Tracy said...

Beautiful. Your shawl is going to be stunning.

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