Thursday, January 18, 2007

Miss Lambert's shetland pattern for a shawl!

Man, I wish these patterns would have more catchy names. Or even just names that didn't take so very long to say. Normally I just shorten this thing to "Miss Lambert's shawl" anyway, though.

Anyway, babbling aside . . .

I've done about six repeats of the pattern, and I'm really getting into it. I don't have much accomplished yet, but I'm trying to do a pattern repeat or two every day, in my spare time. it goes, but it goes slowly. (Maybe I need to take a vacation from work to knit this thing faster. :D)

It's a fun pattern; simple, so I can knit while watching TV with no trouble, but it has enough variation that I'm not losing my mind while trying to knit it up.

I'm knitting it black Trio Dolcina yarn, which according to Google, doesn't exist. It's a German yarn, judging by the label, and is70% acrylic, 15% wool, and 15% mohair. I don't like the high acrylic content so much, but beggars can't be choosers, really, and I'm sure there'll be enough natural fibre content to block it out sufficiently. (I hope.) It's nice yarn, soft, with that mohair halo, but the yarn is a little fragile, and tends to snap if put under too much stress. Have to be careful with the blocking process overall, really.


Carolyn said...

Is this the same yarn as Phildar's Dolcina? It sounds like the fiber content is about the same.

Looks lovely!

Lori said...

Looks great so far!

Martha said...

I totally agree with you about the names of the projects in this book. Such beautiful knitting with such mundane names like shawl with #20 edging. Maybe we should try and come up with better names.