Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Test border and Shawl with new border


Here is a mini shawl with a border knitted on perpendicular to the hypotenuse of the triangle. I used the method I described in the previous post.



Sunday, January 13, 2013

Another way to knit a border onto your shawl

So far I have been picking up stitches along the 2 sides of the triangle in order to knit my borders for my shawls.    I would like to be able to knit them perpendicular to the triangle edge and join at the end
of the row.

I found this tutorial today and tried it out on some sample woven pieces:


First you need to knit a triangle..sort of a half miter. Then I knitted to the end of row 1 pattern. Then I picked up a stitch(stitch 11) and passed stitch 10 over stitch 11.
This got my number of stitches back down to 10.
Then I turned the work and knitted back the other way.   This way you are joining every other row.
 For me this looked nicer than a k2tog.

Also for the mitered part I wrapped my stitches using the short row techniques... I think it gives you a nicer look.

I think when it comes time to use it on a design I might want to write out the short row part.. that way I can integrate part of the border into the short rows.

Also you need to end with another triangle.. kind of like the other half miter.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Shawl with new border

Well it did not take very long to do this. For me the shawl works better..here it is with a new border



I am trying to gather different border options. My biggest obstacle is my requirement that they be easy to memorize.. I have an active household where starting and stopping easily is important to be able to do. I found an interesting easy lace pattern in a magazine. In this pattern the lace increase is a typical yo but the decrease is knit three then slip the k1 over the k2 and k3. Basically the pattern is yo, k3, slip the first knitted of the three over the two. On the first row you have an increase of one, next row you knit across(in my version), the next row you start with a knit three then slip one over two with a yo. In this row you get a decrease of one. This row I follow with a knit row. The pattern needs to be a multiple of three stitches. It gives a really beautiful look.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Shawl with fringe..soon to be un-fringed.

I finished this shawl in dec 2012. I wanted to see if I liked fringe.... I do not like the fringe. I don't like how it looks when I wear it or even on the hanger of this shawl. A friend of mine suggested I remove it ..so I am going to try that. This was woven on a six foot loom. Here is a picture of the shawl with the fringe: