Wednesday, November 29, 2006

TKA Tiger Eye Scarf Finished 虎眼圍巾完成


Yarn: Karabella Margrite (80% extrafine merino wool and 20% cashmere), #13 deep red, a little more than 2 balls
Pattern: From Stitchin Girl / TKA Project
Needles: Addi Turbo US size 6 (4 mm) / 24" (60 cm) circular
Measurement: Pre-Block 5.5" x 58" Post-Block 6.5" x 70"
Start: November 17, 2006
Finish: November 28, 2006

線材: Karabella Margrite (80% 美麗諾 and 20% 開絲米爾), #13 深紅, 2 球多一點
圖樣: 網路免費圖樣 from Stitchin Girl / TKA Project
針號: 4 mm / 60 cm 輪針
尺寸: 定型前 14 cm x 148 cm 定型後 16.5 cm x 178 cm
開始: 2006/11/17
完成: 2006/11/28


I LOVE this scarf! I have always thought a 7" wide scarf would be too wide. But this, this lace is just beautiful. I knitted two pieces separately from each end and grafted them together at the center. There are 15 pattern repeats for each half. Strange thing is, I had just enough yarn left for grafting when I finished the first half with one ball of yarn. And I ran out of yarn on the second half, and had to use a 3rd ball for the last 9 rows. I was saving two balls to make another one. I guess I will just have to settle for a shorter scarf.

哇!愛死這條圍巾了! 本來想7吋太寬, 織起來後覺得其實剛好. 這個蕾絲花樣真是太美啦!我是從圍巾兩端分兩片織起, 中間縫合. 每一片有15個花樣重複. 奇怪的是, 我織第一片時用了一球毛線還有剩, 剛好夠做縫合用. 織第二片最後九段時線卻不夠用, 害我要用到第三球. 本來是留著要再織一條的, 看來下一條只好織短一點了.


If you looked closely, you would probably see that it looks a bit different from the pattern. Yup! I changed it a little - decided not to do garter stitch edging. Just feels like every scarf is garter-stitch edged. Happened to see the slip-stitch double-knit border on Backyard Leaves Scarf in Scarf Style, thought it looked lovely, decided to give it a try. And I just love how it came out. There are 3 stitches on left and right edges and here is what you do:

有沒有看出來這條跟pattern不太一樣?哈!我小小給它改了一下. 因為覺得每條圍巾都是用garter stitch(正反面下針)來做邊, 有點無趣. 剛好看到Scarf Style這本書裡Backyard Leaves Scarf的邊蠻好看的, 而且不會捲, 就來給它試試看嘍!個人覺得效果還不錯哩. 左右各留三針做邊, 針法如下 (ㄟ, 歹勢, 這個針法中文不知叫啥…):

RS 正面- k1, sl1 wyif, k1
WS 反面 - sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif


I also changed the 3 garter stitch rows on the two ends of the scarf, to k1-p1 ribbing. Not really wanting the elastic feature of the ribbing, I stretched it out during blocking. And I was pretty relieved that it did not shrink back after I took it off the blocking board. Just the way I wanted it. COOL!

兩端的三段garter stitch我也給它改成一上一下的ribbing. 覺得比較好看. 定型時特地把它拉開到一樣的寬度, 乾了後它也沒再縮回去, 太好啦!


Another thing I learned is from the book A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker (where this lace pattern was documented.) To knit "k3tog" so that it is the exact opposite of "sl1 - k2tog - psso" (works well when you have a pair in the same row, although the difference is very subtle):

k3tog = ssk, slip the stitch back to left needle, pass the next stitch over and off the left needle, then slip the stitch back to right needle (also known as right slanting double decrease)

This is much easier than trying to twist the three stitches and knit them together, I think.

還有就是從 Barbara G. Walker 的 A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns 這本書看到的撇步. 在同一段如有成對的”k3tog”和”sl1 - k2tog - psso”時, “k3tog” 可以這樣織(會比較對稱, 可是不仔細看也看不出來):

左針上第一和第二針做ssk(右下二併針), 然後滑回左針, 用右針把左針上下一針挑起套過剛剛ssk的那一針, 然後再滑到右針

我是覺得這樣比較好織, 不用在那邊扭那三個下針.


My sister was right, it is hard to give away this scarf. But it is for a very good friend, and I know she will cherish it. I guess I'll have motivation to make another one since I love it so much...

P.S. This Tiger Eye has got eye lashes…

說這條圍巾織好我會捨不得送出去, 還真的被她說對了. 不過這是要送給一位好友的, 我知道她會好好珍惜. 織了半天, 自己沒得圍, 趕快再來織一條吧!

ㄟ, 這個虎眼有睫毛耶!還是眼屎…. 哈哈…

5 comments:

Tcknit said...

ㄛ~!真是太美了啦!最好別給媽咪看到,不然你剩下的線大概就要打給她啦! 嘻嘻!!

Wow!! BEAUTIFUL! I think if Mom sees it, she will want one too. Should I show the pictures to her?!! Good job!! So, what's next? Another scarf? Let me know which one, maybe I'll KAL with you!

Annie said...

hi,我是TKA的Annie,你好,你的虎眼織的很美,用紅色的線感覺很亮眼,想請問你,照片中,用來定型的是什麼呢?看起來像是細長的鐵條,好像很方便好用,那是專門用來定型的工具嗎?

Cafe Knitter said...

Hi Annie,
是的, 照片中的就是blocking wire, 專門定型用的. 其實說穿了就是幾根鐵絲或鐵條. 我是在毛線店買的, 一包裡面有不同粗細長短的鐵絲, 花了我$25美金. 拿回家後覺得實在有夠貴. 這幾根鐵絲如果我自己去找, 應該幾塊錢就可以打發. 不過真的很好用. 我是看了我姊的燕尾披肩後才決定買的(http://purpleknit.blogspot.com/2006/11/swallowtail-shawl-finito.html). 她就是用鐵絲來定型, 上面的邊完全是平的, 那個尖尖的燕尾拉的很漂亮呢! 建議妳可以試試看喔! 可以準備兩組鐵絲 - 粗的(不易彎折)用來做直邊定型, 細的用在有弧線如領口和袖子.

Annie said...

你花了25美金還是很值得的喔,我去找了細鐵絲,不是很好用,因為前端不是尖的,所以很難穿過毛線,而且,細的鐵絲太軟,無法筆直定型,粗的鐵絲,打細一點的毛線,穿不過去,最後,我想到去買細的棒針,來定型,好用些了,不過看起來,還是沒你的 blocking wire,好用,所以花錢還是有價值的喔!!

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