Showing posts with label laceknitting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label laceknitting. Show all posts

Sunday, 18 March 2018

The Weekly Swatch: Lace Mesh Stitch

Considering that my last weekly swatch dates back to November 2015, it is an understatement to say that this weekly swatch post is long overdue.

So, without further ado, here is the stitch pattern for the lace mesh stitch, which I have experimented with this week.

Lace Mesh Stitch with Rowan Kid Classic

Lace Mesh Stitch

  • Multiple of 3 stitches (a multiple of 6 stitches is required to achieve the pattern)

Row 1 (right side): K2,* yo, sl 1, k2, psso the 2 k sts; rep. from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: Purl all stitches.

Row 3: K1* sl 1, k2, psso the 2k sts, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 4: Purl all stitches.

Repeat Row 1 - Row 4 for pattern.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

OMG it's huge: The Picot Pi is finally blocking

A long overdue update on the Picot Pi

It's finally blocking. And, as expected, it's huge.

Bed vs Picot Pi: 

Picot Pi Blocking

Detailed pattern notes will be up on the blog shortly. More information on the project is available here.

Picot Pi Lace Detail

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Cast-on loosely and don't knit tight - knitting lace with fingering weight mohair yarn

Wisp: Pattern by Cheryl Niamath (published in Knitty, Summer 2007), Yarn: Patons UK Misty

The Wisp Shawl pattern by Cheryl Niamath has somewhat turned into a classic lace knitting pattern and due to its simplicity it tends to attract many beginner lace knitters, who may never have used cobweb or fingering weight yarn in any of their projects before.

Though not my first lace project, I, too, opted for the pattern as I wanted to gain experience knitting lace with fingering weight yarn, whilst completing a relatively simple pattern. Niamath's Wisp fulfils these requirements and due to its straightforward stitch sequence, it allows you to concentrate on your manual ability and, above all, to get a feel for working with extremely fine yarn. 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Going Full Circle: The Picot Pi Shawl is OFF THE NEEDLES

According to Elizabeth Zimmermann, we should be knitting circular shawls during the summer months, and that's exactly what I have done. Below is a first glimpse of my Pi Shawl variation, based on Zimmermann's timeless Pi Shawl pattern.

I haven't counted the picot bobbles of my Pi and keeping track of the exact stitch count in the final stages of my pattern is not essential, but I estimate that the Picot Pi's final bind-off row consisted of over three thousand stitches, when including the additional cast-on stitches. More on the Picot bind-off technique is available here

The completion of the knit was further delayed by having to find a more or less suitable yarn substitute for Regia (4 ply silk), as I was running out shortly after starting the last row. And although my knitting cupboard is home to many treasures, it may at times take a while to retrieve these. It appears somewhat crammed in there at the moment.

Pickle invading the cupboard and getting usual

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