Monday, April 16, 2007

[TKA#18]Kiri shawl

Yarn: SuperKid Purple (60% Superkid Mohair 40% Acrylic) 5 balls (25g/100m per ball)
All Tangled Up (TKA Project #18)
Needles: Clover #8 (4.5mm)circular for lace, Clover#10(5.1mm)for edging
Size: 57''wingspan x 35"center length after blocking

This is my first time knitting triangular shawl.In Taiwan,less people wear shawl so knitting shawl is not popular here.(That might be because the weather is hot and humid )However,as the more I see westerners' beautiful knitting shawl,the stronger motivation inspires me to try it.
Coincidentally,the 18th porject of TKA this month is All Tangled Up (Kiri shawl).I just can't wait to knit it.
This is an easy lace shawl.After several repeats,I could remember the pattern easily but ripping back lace was not fun at all so it still needed my undivided attention on it.
I planed to knit 12 repeats as the pattern called for,but as using up the 4th ball,I knew it was time to stop main part and started the edging with the last ball.It's the first time to use this blocking board and wire I bought online from the States.In Taiwan, less people use this two tools(coz we knit less lace)so almost no stores sell them here.
I used to use foam pads for blocking before . Foam pads are not pricy,easy to add or take away extra pieces to fit the project,and convenient to store .Though blocking board is quite useful , foam pads are another smart and money-saved choice.

Seeing this shawl enlarged gradually on my hands is so mysterious .The lace pattern is getting so neat after blocking.I love it!


Blogger Dave said...

It is beautiful -- enjoy!

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

Oooohh! Your kiri is beautiful! I finished mine a while ago but just took pictures today. I'll post them tomorrow. And I had never heard if the ISE! I'm glad I saw it on your blog - I'll try to join the next one.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

What a great job you've done on the shawl! It is so beautiful!

4:59 PM  
Blogger Rosa said...

It is gorgeous! I love the color. Thanks for showing the modifications to your blocking board. Great job!

6:30 AM  
Anonymous rina said...

Wow! just awesome. when you said no 10 clover for edging, does that mean you knitted the last repeat using no 10? or just to cast off?

8:38 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Your shawl is lovely. I only have three balls for Birch from Rowan which is the same shawl just backwards. I like yours a lot so maybe I'll buy more. Maybe you will start a trend in Taiwan! Other knitters will see your shawl and have to have one just like it!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

to all
Thank you for all your nice compliments.

to Rina
Clover #10 is only for cast off.

9:12 AM  

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