22/04/2008

Laminaria

I make no excuse for the large number of photos here.

I. Love. Laminaria.


Elizabeth Freeman's Laminaria from Knitty

It's lovely isn't it!!

I used two skeins of Violet Green's beautifully soft 2ply laceweight 55% Silk/ 45% Cashmere on 3.75 Brittany needles and Hiyahiya as the number of stitches increased. It drapes fantastically.

The final blocked measurements are 34" centre back length and 68" wide
Although it was a very straightforward pattern I actually had quite a lot of problems knitting the five stitches made on a previous row from k3tog, yo several times into one stitch. I think it was a vision thing trying to sort out the order of these stitches and I know I got it wrong from time to time.

But those minor problems faded into insignificance when I saw the finally blocked shawl.




And a few close-ups for you-





And (eta) just one more





Here are some pictures of the lace patterns used.

I was worried that this little star pattern at the beginning of the shawl was going to be too dense but it's blocked out just fine and in fact thecloser texture seems to help it stay in position.




18 comments:

Kai said...

It's gorgeous! It's on my to-do list.. :)

kim said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

RooKnits said...

Wow, it's amazing.

Artis-Anne said...

ohhhhhh its a beauty, congratulation :).
I hope mine looks as good. I am on the last few rows of mine and trying to get it finished asap ;-)

Nevisknitter said...

That is really stunning.

clarabelle said...

Isn't it a lovely pattern!

Yours is quite beautiful and I love how you've blocked the pointy edging. The star section comes out almost like a woven fabric, I thought. I know what you mean about those 'multiple' stitches, but after a while I got much better at knitting the stitches in order, if you know what I mean?

My mum's visiting this week, and I'm thinking of giving her mine as a present - if she likes it! Then I can knit another one!

Pixie said...

Wow that is gorgeous, love the yarn and it goes perfect with the pattern

a blossom knits said...

OH. WOW. Unbelievable . . and I mean it. I have been searching and searching for a lace pattern/shawl to fall in love with. Even went so far as to buy 5 different books, sight unseen, to try to find something I'd be blown away by. Wouldn't you know . . it wouldn't be in a book! I LOVE THIS!!

Laura said...

It's gorgeous!

Amanda said...

Very pretty! I really like your yarn - so springlike - with the pattern. I may just have to try this pattern out...not that I need to add anything else to my list!

Helen said...

That is gorgeous. I added it to my to-do-queue when knitty was published and now I KNOW I have made the right decision!

Hx

Probably Jane said...

Quite, quite lovely - wear it often and with pride!

dreamcatcher said...

That is abslutely beautiful! I love the fresh springlike green shade too.

Jacqui said...

That is by far the nicest one of these I've seen, lovely :)

KnitYoga said...

Ooh, it IS gorgeous, isn't it!!! I want!!! Love the yarn you used, too! That's definitely going on my to do list.

gilraen said...

Breathtaking!!! A wonderful shawl indeed! :)

Aknita said...

Oh that's beautiful.

Kthryn - you have won my birthdy blog contest - my email addy is on my blog, or you can drop me a om on CTNY.

The Holistic Knitter said...

So beautiful ...;0)