Monday, October 22, 2007

Muir Swatch

Did a little swatching on the Muir stitch pattern. Very interesting open mesh background with the little "tree" standing out. The original pattern works side to side, only four or five repeats per row on lace weight. I'm going to change it to working bottom up with eight repeats on fingering weight. This way when the shawl is on the shoulders the "trees" will be pointing up instead of sideways.

 

Will I really be able to turn this big ball of yarn into a shawl? It'll keep me busy for awhile indeed.

9 comments:

Lynn said...

That ball of yarn is HUGE! But that boy holding it is CUTER!!

Romi said...

Very pretty! I love the giant ball of yarn. :)

Gammy aka Peggy said...

Very pretty!!!!! Hopefully I get mine swatch before the 15th.

Diane said...

What a handsome giant yarn ball holder you have. With assistance like that you'll get thru that ball in no time at all.

Sarah said...

Is it just a trick of the camera, or is that ball larger than Henry's HEAD?

Vivian said...

Yep, the ball is bigger than Henry's head. Close to 1700 yards or fingering weight yarn, took me two evenings to wind that ball. I love big round balls of yarn!

Lesley said...

I was wondering how you snaped the picture where you are holding the knit piece (or rather pulling) it up against the wall. Are you holding the camera with your mouth?

Vivian said...

I borrowed the husband's hands. He held the camera in front of my face until I told him to pull the trigger. The knitting piece was on the counter on top of white sheets, a trick I learned from another knitter.

AlisonH said...

Wow, cool!