Saturday, July 7, 2012

Stripe Study Shawl

The weather in Melbourne has turned bitterly cold, so it's a real pleasure to be sitting at night knitting in front of the fire.

Pattern is Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Valimaki.
Yarn - 4ply Ella Rae Lace Merino MC - Chartreuse green (400m)  CC - variegated grey (400m)

At first had problems starting - totally my brain was the problem.  After a couple of emails and posting questions on Ravelry, I found that I was over thinking the pattern.   Hint:  the W&T marker moves in different positions as you knit, what I was doing was actually placing more than one marker - WRONG - it's the same marker, it just moves along the work, as you knit the rows.  Also, RS - is an increase row and the WS is the W&T row.   I can now knit without looking or ticking which row I'm on - great for the train trips to work.

Progress so far 

The colour of the yarn looks a more yellow, but it is in fact green -  need to practice my photographic skills a bit better.  I am really enjoying this pattern - it's so interesting to knit and I love my circular needles.  I only started knitting with circular needles last year for the first time, and at first was not sure, but I really love them now.  So much so, that I've invested in Addi Lace Click Interchangeable Needle Set, which should be on an airplane somewhere over the pacific, as I type.  Can't wait to hear that knock on the door -"postie here".

Have also started a charcoal grey and blue Stripe Study Shawl - this one is for me.  The green one is for my sister.