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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Swallowtail Shawl Interweave Knits Fall 2006

Swallowtail Shawl
Designer: Evelyn Clark
Interweave Knits Fall 2006
Yarn: Shetland 2/8 wool( 250 metres/50gms)
Colour : Natural
Needles: Inox Bamboo 4mm
Weight: 100gms
Width span 163 cm( 64 inches)
Length 73 cm( 29 inches)

No pattern modifications at all. The nupps were a bit tricky for the first row ,imagine yanking 4ply yarn with a fine 0.6mm crochet hook.Had I carried on like that it would have made for painful knitting.
Found the P5tog was easier to do by knitting the nupps with slack ,the rest of the charts ala nupps went smoothly .It was the pesky yarn over after the P5tog that tortured me ( guess she always wanted to be the sixth strand..............silly)

Excellent pattern , fully charted , would make a great beginner lace knitting project.
Knitted within a week , despite my plans to just nibble along.
The finished dimension is just perfect for wearing with suits , compact and still has the scrunchability factor.