Sunday, June 10, 2007

On Design - Lace

This week I've been swatching and calculating stitches and proportions for a stole. Not just a any stole, but a stole designed for a raffle by an organization of which I am a member. I've chosen the pattern - Chatelaine from Barbara Walker's Charted Knitting Designs A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns.

I've done the calculations for the execution of the body and that part is pretty much a go for know. The difficult part is picking out the edging for which I've consulted Sharon Miller's Heirloom Knitting. (If you're interested in knitting shawls and other fine lace articles this book is a must have.)I've narrowed the choice to 6 edgings which are appropriate for the pattern and stitch count.

My brain is at present farting out on the technique for attaching said edging. This isn't my first time attaching an edging, I did it on the Shaped Triangle Shawl from A Gathering of Lace, but those directions were neatly written out for me. I'm going to plunge ahead and work on the body of the stole and practice the edging in the hope that by the time I'm ready to attach it my brain will have caught up with my reading and my hands.


Monika said...

Looking very good so far! I've shyed away from edgings so far. Will be interesting to see what you come up with, how you're going to do it.

Anonymous said...

i love the swatch! very pretty

kathy b said...

you WOW me. Everytime Bev. Everysingle time.

How about some easy knitting? I am entering a dishcloth swap of Emily's at yarnmiracle blog. Total est cost of swap 12.00. You have to knit a dishcloth. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. Just thinking you might want to!