Saturday, 25 June 2011

Circular shawl - progress so far

I knew I wasn't going to have as much time to spend on this over the last week. I've probably managed about 6 hours or so. Have managed to get through 1 repeat of the pattern in that time.

This is the first time I've knitted this shawl pattern, but my mum has used it many times over the years and she recommended it as an easy but effective pattern to start off with. She wasn't wrong! The lacy pattern is very simple and easy to memorise.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Knitting's taken over

Haven't made much progress on the Sunshine and Shadow. Since I came back from holiday, all I've wanted to do is knit. This is what I've been working on:

I'm working on the circular version. It's my first shawl, and I'm really enjoying it. That said, it's quite an easy pattern, in comparison with most shawl patterns. It's knitted in 3ply wool on circular wires, with garter stitch in the centre and a simple but effective lace pattern at the edges. I've been able to devote quite a bit of time to it over the last week, so I've made real progress, and have finished the centre. The lacy part's going to take quite a bit more time though - each row has well over 400 stitches, so it takes a while to get through each row. It's also difficult to get photos because there are so many stitches on the wire, so I might have to wait until the end to photograph, rather than taking in progress photos.

Here's the link to the Ravelry page to see the other projects: