Shetland Triangle Love

The Shetland Triangle is done; it’s drying on blocking wires this very minute. I love how this turned out.

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See the subtle sparkle in the yarn? Love that silver!

Blocking wires really help pull this into shape and show off the pattern of the lace. Here’s the shawl before blocking:

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Cats don’t really help much with blocking; the wires are pretty tempting. But Mookie thinks she’s helping, and that’s what counts.

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I’ll post a picture of the shawl in action after it gets off the wires.

Details:
Shetland Triangle by Evelyn A. Clark, from Interweave Knits’ Wrap Style.
Size 6 26″ Lantern Moon circular Ebony needle (love these!)
A bit more than one skein of Silver, Silk, and Superwash Merino Sock Yarn from Painted Skeins  (skein is 100 grams, 420 yards). I added three extra repeats of the body section; if I had added only two (10 total), I could have done this with one skein of yarn.

I left off the last two rows of the edging to make the edge less pointy (thanks, BrooklynTweed) and I cast off knit-wise on the wrong side to counteract stockinette’s tendency to roll. I used a size 8 needle as the working needle to cast off.

I must really love it; I’m going to make another one starting tomorrow. This shawl is going to be a birthday present. I want one for me, too. There’s a Shetland Triangle KAL (knitalong) group on Ravelry, and the cast on date is May 1. I’m ready! I might use a size 7 needle and make it a little bit lacier.

And I’ve found a piano piece that’s pulling me back to the bench: It’s Beethoven’s Sonata in G Minor, Op. 49 No. 1. Just the first movement for now. Yummy.

Edited to add pix:

It’s really hard to take a picture of yourself!

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10 responses to “Shetland Triangle Love

  1. Your shawl is lovely! I especially like the occasional sparkly bits that appear. My kitty just helped me block a shawl a few days ago and she really complained about not having wires. Guess I’ll have to buy some.

  2. pdxknitterati

    The wires are awesome. I borrowed them from Helen, the person who dyed the yarn! But I would definitely invest in some of these if I’m going to keep knitting lace.

  3. Well done, dear! I swear I could make 20 of these shawls and never get bored.

  4. pdxknitterati

    Thank you! There is just enough going on to keep us interested, but not so much that we can’t multi-task while knitting it. At first I couldn’t work on it at knit nite, but after getting into the rhythm, it was a piece of cake. A perfect project.

  5. Sparkle on! That’s fabulous~

  6. I love how it turned out and I can’t wait to see it blocked in person! I really need one of these for myself too. Thanks for the info about the KAL!

  7. susanwritesandknits

    That’s a gorgeous color! I have such respect for people who can make an entire garment in lace. Lace and I have our issues to work out. :(

  8. pdxknitterati

    This is a really cooperative lace pattern; it’s not a bad first shawl, at all. Come over to the dark side!

  9. This IS beautiful! I love the yarn, too.

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