Sunday, April 15, 2007

Kiri Shawl 琦麗蕾絲披肩

Kiri_Finished_1

Yarn: Tess' Designer Yarns Superwash Lace (100% merino), unknown colorway - 1 skein (500yd [459m] / 50g)
Pattern: All Tangled Up (TKA Project #18)
Needles: Addi Turbo US size 4 (3.5 mm) / 32" (80 cm) for lace, and US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) for bind-off
Size: 36" wingspan x 17.5" center length before blocking, 52" wingspan x 26" center length after blocking
Duration: 2007/04/01 - 2007/04/13

線材: Tess' Designer Yarns Superwash Lace (100% 美麗諾), 色號不詳 - 1 綑 (500yd [459m] / 50g)
圖樣: All Tangled Up (TKA Project #18)
針號: 3.5 mm/80 cm 輪針織主體, 6.5 mm 輪針收針
尺寸: 上寬92cm 中央長45cm(定型前) 上寬132cm 中央長66cm(定型後)
製作日期: 2007/04/01 - 2007/04/13

Kiri_OnChair

This is my second lace shawl. After just finishing Shetland Triangle, this one felt familiar and easy. The construction follows the same formula, just the stitch counts and the lace pattern are different. It is a simple lace, easily memorized after a few repeats. Although it was not a difficult knit, I did not dare to stare at the TV while I knit this one. Ripping back lace is no fun at all. I would rather go slow than make a mistake.

這是我第二條蕾絲披肩, 織過一條雪特蘭後, 這條織起來感覺很簡單, 都是一樣的公式, 只是針數蕾絲花樣不同而已. 這個蕾絲也不難, 織了幾次重複後就背下來了, 不過因為是蕾絲, 怕織錯不好拆, 還是乖乖的專心織, 不敢邊看電視邊織.

Kiri_Closeup_1

Since I only bought one skein of this yarn, my plan was to try to use it up. When I first started, I was amazed at how little yarn it took to make the initial few repeats. But Shetland Triangle taught me that the yarn would go really fast toward the last few repeats and the edging. After I finished the 9th repeat of the 10-row lace pattern, I started weighing the yarn ball at each 1o-row repeat - which used about 5 g. When I finished 12 repeats and only had 11 g of yarn left, I knew it was time to start the edging. Still worried that I might not have enough, I started weighing it every two rows. The good thing is I have more than enough - there's still 4 g left after bind-off. I am glad that I used the scale to help me estimate and decide when to stop.

因為這線只買了一綑, 一開始便打算盡量把它用完. 剛開始織, 覺得這細線用起來還蠻省的耶! 好像都沒有減少... 織過雪特蘭後知道最後那幾段用線會用的很兇, 織完9次十段花樣重複後, 我就開始每十段秤一次重量 - 每十段用掉 5 g. 當我織完12次重複時只剩下 11 g, 我就開始織邊啦! 每兩段再秤一次, 很怕線不夠來收針. 每兩段還是只用掉 1 g. 最後收針收完時剩下 4 g ... 真是ㄗㄞ的度度好... :D

Kiri_Yarn_LeftoverKiri_Off_Needles

The bind-off on my Shetland Triangle was too tight, I could not pull out those sharp points along the bias edges, which was very disappointing. Thus this time around, I decided to use needles 3 sizes larger (US size #7) to do the bind-off, thinking that it should be enough... Well, the result was as follows -

上次雪特蘭收針收的太緊, 尖角拉不出來. 這次想說, 那我拿大三號的針來收, 應該可以了吧?! 結果如下 -

Kiri_First_BO

The maddening thing is, if there were no sharp points at all, then I might just give up and try again on my next lace shawl. But do you see those few sharp points along the right edge? I was not happy about this... the look of it just drove me nuts... I slept on it, woke up the next morning determined to make it right. I ripped out the bind-off, one stitch at a time. It took me almost two hours just to undo the bind-off. What's one to do when 3-size-larger needles did not work? I grabbed a US size #10.5 from my tool box (note the lace was knit in size #4)... If I still couldn't get those sharp points with these huge needles, I would give up forever, maybe hire someone to do the bind-off for me next time... Fortunately, I am satisfied with the final result... :)

氣人的是, 如果都沒有尖角也就罷了. 偏偏右邊有, 左邊沒有... 這樣能看嗎? 火大, 把收針那一段全拆了!! 不是ㄙㄨㄚ的一排扯掉喔!! 我是一針一針拆回去的, 花了我將近兩個鐘頭, 拆完腰酸背痛, 眼睛都快脫窗啦! 針大三號(大 1 mm)還不行是嗎? 那10.5號針(大 3 mm)總行了吧? 尖角再拉不出來的話, 我就放棄了, 下次請高手(還是"鬆"手?)來幫我收針好了... 還好這次結果勉強可以接受... :)

Kiri_Closeup_2

20 comments:

annie said...

用這個線打,果然非常非常漂亮,雖然是段染,可是很素雅,不會把kiri的花樣搶走,下一件披肩,你用另外那組線織,我想一定也很美.

Margaret said...

我好愛這顏色喔~~
你的邊邊要用到那麼大的針啊? 你的收針法是不是沒有照指示收呢?
不過最終結果還是很漂亮的!!

Lois said...

so pretty!!!

海拉 said...

真是好看耶!

Mimi said...

rcKiri looks fabulous and the yarn used is very pretty as well!
How clever that you used a scale to monitor your yarn sufficiency. Is it a special scale?
Kudos to your perseverance and now you have sharp points in your shawl! :)

Tcknit said...

Hooray for you!!! Another great FO! I can't believe you had to use #10.5 to bind off to get the "point", but glad you finally got what you want. I love this color too, I guess I'll have to try to make it to the Stitches Midwest to find some lace yarns. Are you sure you're not going with me?? Hey, you should model this yourself!!

Tracy 廖 said...

看起來好輕柔 喔!!

我的收針都是用鉤針去鉤的,
針法一樣,只是我覺得用鉤的比較快!!

handknit168 said...

So fast you have finished a lace shawl. It is too beautiful and I love the colour very much. I don't have your problem for binding off to get a sharp point edge just using 2 size larger needles. I have read through the Kiri shawl pattern, you should get no problem if you strictly follow the written BO method . You may be a tight hand knitter.

瑪格 said...

你的Kiri 好美喔~
原來不是做點心才會用到磅秤, 打毛線也會用這玩意兒,
你這方法挺不錯的,可以很準確的量出線是否剛好, 我上回織方格圍巾就織的膽顫心驚的, 打到最後只剩不到50cm 呢~

Jenn said...

I had the same problem with the points, but I didn't realize it was the bind-off. I thought I had blocked it too severely. I admire your dedication to undo the whole bindoff! It's really beautiful.

Cafe Knitter said...

Thank you all for stopping by and your kind compliments! They are always appreciated!! :D
I did follow the instructions in the pattern for bind-off, and I also thought this technique would produce those sharp points as the Shetland Triangle did not specify this particular bind-off technique. Oh well. I guess I am a tight hand knitter.
To Mimi: I used a food scale, which can be found in a kitchen gadget store. I think they are typically used to measure ingredients.

謝謝大家過來坐啊!
唉... 這次收針真的有乖乖的按照指示做喔! 本來想說是不是因為這特別的收針法, 所以我上一條雪特蘭沒有尖角(雪特蘭的pattern沒有說要這樣收啦)... 結果... 我想我打毛線手勁真的比較緊一點.
To Tracy 廖: 嗯, 下次我要來試試用鈎針做收針. 其實我現在起針都是用鈎針, 發覺以我的手勁, 鈎針鉤出來的鬆緊度比較剛好耶.
To 瑪格: 忘了用磅秤這個方法是從那裡看來的, 真的不錯耶! 這樣量比較抓的準, 如果真的不夠, 可以早一點開始想辦法.

Annie said...

Celia,想請問你,Tess' Designer Yarns 只能在你po上來的那個網站買得到嗎?可以在別的yarn store 買得到嗎?我很喜歡它的線, 想買來試試看.

Cafe Knitter said...

To Annie: 去妳家回應了喔!

sandy said...

真的好美歐~~
我覺得妳作品定型後的效果很好ㄝ~~
可以請教你作品完成後定型的步驟ㄇ??謝謝你~~^^

Cafe Knitter said...

Hi Sandy,
謝謝妳的讚美! 歡迎新朋友來喔!
有關定型的步驟, Regina寫過一篇文章 (http://www.wretch.cc/blog/reginalaloca&article_id=4364609), 妳可以參考一下. 還有這一篇Eunny寫的 (http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/12/how_to_be_happy.html). 泡水至少要15-20分鐘, 用大毛巾吸乾水分後(不可以擰乾喔), 攤開量好尺寸以珠針或大頭針釘住, 等完全乾了再拿下來.
三角披肩定型時, 我會先把上方中心釘住, 再把三個角量好尺寸釘住, 再開始釘上方直線和兩個斜邊.
直邊定型如有blocking wire (定型專用鐵條)可以拉的很直, 如果沒有blocking wire, 也有人用細棒針, 做飛機模型用的細木條, 或是做緞帶花用的鐵絲, 只要不易彎折的都可以利用.
大致上是這樣, 有細節問題的話請留言, 我們再討論囉!

Linda said...

妳的成品都很美耶~看妳的作品是一種享受!

Cafe Knitter said...

Hi Linda,
謝謝唷! :)

桔寶寶 said...

超美的~妳好會選線喔!
看了妳的作品害我好心動也想打一條,可是都沒時間,只能看照片流口水了…

Cafe Knitter said...

桔寶寶:
抱歉, 這麼晚才回覆. 謝謝妳的讚美! 妳現在要忙著照顧小公主啊, 正事要緊. 反正這圖也不會消失, 等妳以後有空時再織吧!

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