Thursday, April 17, 2008

Update on the ever growing bunch of lace...

Dragone update:

dragone progress 041708

yes, I'm almost done with the head...and I'm dragging on my dragone...

I also finally looked at the swirl shawl pattern by Jojoland and cast on one component to figure out if I'm willing to knit 80something of these...

swirl shawl progress 041708
Why yes, you cut the yarn so there will be over 160 ends to weave in. The one nice thing is that you pick up the edges so there's no seaming...This is supposed to be done in fingering yarn, but I like the Jojoland Harmony, so that's what I'm using. It's looking a bit flimsy to me (this is US3, of course) so I think I'll increase the size of each of these...I'm looking at Spiral Octagon Shawl from IK as a guide...I need ONE project where it'll be easy to follow once I start and I was really hoping this was it.

Back to tinking and knitting...

6 comments:

beth said...

that swirl shawl is on my ravelry list- but i hadnt looked at the pattern yet. didnt realize you had to knit all the motifs separately! they are knit center out? will watch your progress before i decide!!!
take care-beth

Soo said...

oooh - that's a lot of ends to weave in.

I can't wait to see the finished dragon!

fleegle said...

Dragone did get tedious at the end.

Runs screaming from the 160 ends to weave in...

Linda said...

That shawl intrigues me. Maybe there's a way to not break the yarn for each one?
I am so inspired by your knitting. thank you for sharing with us.

riaknits said...

Jeepers, that's a lot of ends to weave in! I'm not sure I'd have the patience for that, myself.

Nik said...

I just purchased this pattern from a shop during a yarn crawl on yesterday. I'm trying to decide what yarn I'm going to use to make it.