Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Completed Shetland Triangle

What a beautiful day for a photo shoot!
My friend and I headed out to Alexandra Park to take some photos of my completed Shetland Triangle.

This is a design by Evelyn A. Clark, as seen in Wrap Style.

As I had suspected/ feared when I was making it up, it is pretty small, but it's actually fractionally bigger than the dimensions in the book. I just kept going until I ran out of yarn basically. I was so cautious throughout that last ball, making loads of slip knots and calculations about how many reps I could fit in and the like. I only had two arm lengths of wastage at the end so all my sums were worthwhile. I did 30 more pattern rows than the book, but tension differences between my yarn and theirs mean it wasn't that much bigger than their schematic.

It is lovely though, and the stitch pattern was even easier than my Lace Leaf one, with every right-side row using the same stitch repeat in varying combinations. I don't feel the pattern was just as well written this time, but that is more a reflection on the Interweave Press house-style than the designer.

I will definitely be making another one of these when the yarn diet is over. Next time it will be in a Shetland laceweight with nice loose tension to show off the stitch pattern. The Lang Yarns Venezia is rather nice, but again I would go with a self-colour to showcase the stitch.

I just took it with me to photograph today, but I ended up putting it on to avoid sunburn while we had a wee walk in the park. A Shetland shawl in July? My sister H would be proud of me! Although her speciality is an aran cardigan in high summer.

Added later: Lang Yarns Venezia COLOR Shade 0150, bought from Citywolle, Vienna.


carol said...

Lovely shawl - and perfect for a stroll on a hot summer day.

Fríða said...

beautiful shawl, but I´m sure you could make it much bigger with some more vigorous blocking. also that way the lace-pattern will show much better.
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Sarah said...

I love it! Thanks for the close up. It turned out great.

Karen said...

I love it, what a wonderful shape and with such lovely definition of the patt stitch. Both the colour and the shape will go with so many outfits, dressed up for the night or out in jeans for the day. I love the way you have it off to the side with only one shoulder covered. Fab. :)

Lorena said...

Oooo, it's beautiful!

Poshyarns said...

Oh it's beautiful and I think the size is great for summer. Those last few rows must have been nerve wracking, I've been in that situation myself more times than I care to remember and of course it always seems to be a yarn that I won't be able to get hold of again.

So what's your next lace project to be then?

Ali said...

It's simply beautiful Kathleen. I especially love the colours! Wish you best of health to wear it :)

Hazy said...

Thats a lovely shawl! I had just bought this book and thought there wasn't much in it for me to knit, but I might rethink that.

RoxyKnits said...

The shawl is gorgeous and I just love those pretty colours!