Just resurfacing after a pleasant week of super urgent knitting...
I'll be making it quick because I am tired and should really go to bed early today. When I am rested properly I can spend tomorrow morning in front of this screen and catch up with you.
So I actually made another Swallowtail Shawl in just six days...
I guess you all know the feeling when casting off a long time project (like my first Swallowtail, 16 months!)... suddenly there is all that energy and freedom. And the urge to keep those hands busy. And in my case, after finishing the Swallowtail Shawl in a very light cotton, the curiosity about how it would be to knit it in a bit heavier yarn, in wool...
So I searched my stash and decided to make an autumnal Swallowtail in Socks that Rock (ravelry link), mediumweight, 24 Karat.
The yarn would not have been enough for all 14 repeats of the Budding Lace, so I went for the smaller version of 9 repeats. I like to wrap my shawls around my neck anyway, so 9 repeats in this mediumweight sock yarn are just fine.
Yet, somebody here decided, halfway through the shawl, this one would be hers...
We agreed on sharing and I also picked fabrics for a matching dress for Dagny (not pictured in these photos, still to be sewn).
Modifications for making the shawl smaller:
9 repeats of the Budding Lace 2 pattern, omitting of rows 3 and 4 of the Peaked Edging (referring to the instructions as they appeared in the top 5: The Best of Interweave Knits).
I had been trying how it looked when rows 1 and 2 of the Peaked Edging are being repeated once to get the additional stitches to make the stitch count fit but that didn't go so well with the less amounts of Budding Lace repeats, so I had to knit back. I surely must find out how to employ lifelines.
I didn't come up with those modifications all by myself but found very helpful blog postings I will link to tomorrow when there is more time.
As for the nupps: Katrin of Sew-Mad totally deserves a big thanks for commenting and advising me to add just one additional yarnover when making the nupps and let that one slip before the P5tog - so much better!
Oh, and I should mention I do like the yarn for a shawl. Nice drape, not too light and delicate, easy to wash. 110 g were enough to finish this shawl, by the way.
Until tomorrow then!