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Saturday, 7 March 2009
I’ve finally swatched the four patterns from Knitting Lace Triangles. The fist pattern I tried was the ripple with size 7 needles. I switched to size 6 needles for the rest of the patterns and liked the result better. All the swatches were made with Poems Sock, mostly colorway 958, but the flower pattern is done in what I think is 957. The color patterns in all these swatches are gorgeous, and I’ve decided to knit my shawl in Poems Sock colorway 958 in Evelyn Clark’s leaf pattern. I think that the variegated striping will show best with a lace pattern with solid stockinette areas. The order of the swatches is Ripple, Medallion, Leaf, and Flower.
Monday, 23 February 2009
Saturday, after having afternoon tea with my lace group and visiting Canadian lacemaker Ruth, my husband and I went to The Yarn Shop in Pineville. Yarn shopping has now become my husband’s thing, and I’m usually just along for the ride, but on this trip, I found both the newly released Poems Sock yarn and Evelyn Clark’s book Knitting Lace Triangles. I snatched up two skeins of the yarn in colorway 958, and my husband bought me the book, so I’m on my way to making my first knitted lace shawl. I first came across Poems Sock last fall at a Charlotte Knitting Guild meeting where the Universal Yarns rep gave out samples. I just loved it. It’s reminiscent of Noro Kureyon but knits up much softer. I decided to swatch the four lace patterns from the book in the sample yarn I had gotten at the meeting. Here’s what the Ripple pattern is looking like on size 7 needles. I think this size is a little too big, so my next swatch will be on size 6.