Thursday, March 29, 2007

Shetland Triangle 雪特蘭披肩


Yarn: Koigu Premium Merino KPM (100% merino wool), #1005 - 2 skeins (175yd [160m] / 50g)
Pattern: Wrap Style
Needles: Addi Turbo US size 6 (4 mm) for lace and US size 8 (5 mm) for bind-off
Size: 31" wingspan x 16" center length before blocking, 54" wingspan x 24" center length after blocking
Start: 2007/03/23
Finish: 2007/03/27

線材: Koigu Premium Merino KPM (100% 美麗諾羊毛), #1005 - 2 綑 (175yd [160m] / 50g)
圖樣: Wrap Style
針號: 4 mm 輪針織主體, 5 mm 輪針收針
尺寸: 上寬79cm 中央長41cm(定型前) 上寬137cm 中央長61cm(定型後)
開始: 2007/03/23
完成: 2007/03/27

After spending more than two weeks working on nothing but Phildar Swing Jacket, I decided to take a short break - working on Shetland Triangle Shawl. I've had the book for a long time, but this shawl never caught my eyes, until I saw Ashley's FO. Maybe it is the white color, that shows the beauty of this lace so well, I immediately added it to my to-knit list. The lace is simple, I actually felt a bit bored toward the end. I don't like to put my knitting down when I am at the middle of a row. I usually try to finish a row before I take a break. In this shawl, there are more than 200 stitches per row for the last couple repeats. Each row took me 10 minutes to knit. It was quite tiring...

連續和Phildar那件外套奮戰兩個多星期後, 想休息一下, 換換口味, 便挑了這條雪特蘭披肩. Wrap Style這本書買很久了, 這條披肩卻一直沒引起我的注意. 直到看了Ashley的成品後, 眼睛一亮, 便把它列入想織的project之一. 這個蕾絲其實很簡單, 織到後來實在是有點無聊. 我不太喜歡一段織到一半就停下來, 要休息也是會把一段織完了再放下. 所以這條披肩織到最後幾段repeats時每一段有將近兩百多針, 感覺好像永遠織不完, 一段要花我十分鐘, 粉累...

Close-up of the lace pattern (I usually don't use this shockingly red background, but I felt that it would show the lace more vividly in this case):
蕾絲花樣近照 (平常是不用這個紅色被子當背景的, 太搶鏡頭... 可是蕾絲這樣才看的清楚):


The original pattern did 8 repeats of the body lace pattern. Although my gauge was the same, it seemed a bit small after I finished 8 repeats, so I added one more. One thing I need to improve upon, is the sharp points along the scalloped edges of the shawl. I pulled so hard during blocking, that the corners of the playmats (which I used as my blocking board) were almost off the carpet, the T-pins almost got pulled out of the mats. But they are still not as sharp as I would like them to be. I am guessing if it's because my bind-off was not loose enough? I usually get perfect tension when I bind off, even using the same needles. Thus this time, I used needles that are two sizes larger to do the bind-off. I guess it was not good enough. I could pull out the lace pattern, but just couldn't produce the sharp points. Well, lesson learned. My next lace shawl Kiri will hopefully have better result.

Pattern上是重複蕾絲花樣八次, 我覺得我用的線織起來好像有點小, 所以重複了九次. 這件披肩還算滿意, 唯一遺憾的是, 那個尖角無法拉的再尖一點. 我定型時拉的很用力了, 下面墊的拼板都快掀起來, 大頭針都快釘不住了, 還是只有這樣. 我猜是不是收針收的太緊, 所以拉不開? 我平常收針不用換針號就可以收的剛剛好, 這次書上說要"very loosely", 那我就拿大兩號的針來收啊, 結果還是不夠... 就把這次當作練習吧, 再來織琦麗蕾絲披肩就知道要注意一下了.

Koigu Premium Merino in colorway #1005:
用線Koigu高級美麗諾, 色號1005:


The wrinkly shriveled shawl just off the needles:
剛織好時皺皺捲捲的:


Using blocking wire and T-pins to block:
定型時拉出樣子後用細鐵條和大頭針釘住固定:



9 comments:

Mimi said...

Very pretty shawl and the colour is nice as well! I just realized that you didn't knit with cobweb yarn. I have hard time knitting with thin yarn. So maybe I could try the Koigu merino you used.

Your mohair scarf is cute and cozy! I think it's ideal for the weather in SF. ;)

handknit168 said...

You finish this lace shawl within a few days, so fast. It is beautiful with this light blue colour. The hard thing for me is to spare out place to block a large piece of shawl, and the skill to block is also another important point. Otherwise, you will destroy the lookout of lace shawl.

Tcknit said...

厲害!又一件成品.這個藍粉美喔!妳是不是咖啡喝超多的呀!速度越來越快了呢!第一次打蕾絲就這麼成功,粉棒粉棒!再來幾條吧!!

Annie said...

How gorgeous this shawl is!!I never knit triangular shawl before .So can't wait to knit TKA next project ,Kiri shawl.And hope I can knit as good as you.

Cafe Knitter said...

To Mimi:
Thank you! I actually tried a lace yarn for this shawl, but was having such a hard time with my dull needles that I had to switch. Give Koigu a try and see if you like it. I haven't seen many people use it, not sure if it is the best choice for a lace shawl, but I like how it turned out for me.

To Handknit168::
I am fortunate to have a spare bedroom where I can lay things out and won't bother anybody. I know how precious space is in Asia. Lace shawl is surprisingly fast to knit, although I kept mine on the smaller side.

To TCKnit:
嘻嘻... 咖啡還是一天兩杯啦! 只是現在卡比比較不會來抓我的毛線, 所以他不睡覺, 不要我理他的時候, 我也可以織一點... yeah!

To Annie:
三角披肩其實不難嘛! 妳來織一定也會覺得很簡單. Kiri我已經開始試織了一小段, 想確定一下所選的線和針號織出來效果還滿意. 再過幾天就可以全力進行啦!

瑪格 said...

這條披肩也好美喔~
跟Ashley那條一樣看起來超有氣質的
這本書我也買了好一陣子了, 目前還是放在一邊"純欣賞", 呵呵~

愛美麗 said...

顏色好像絲一樣透亮

Cafe Knitter said...

To 瑪格:
謝謝喔! 嘻嘻... 這本書買了好久, 這才是第一件作品呢! ;P

To 愛美麗:
這是我最喜歡的色系之一, 選線時倒是沒想到織好後感覺比較淺, 可能是蕾絲洞洞大的關係吧! 比較透光...

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