Monday, February 23, 2009

All the knitting...

Okay. Here's the knitting content:

Since last I blogged, I've knitted a few items.

I'm still really seriously in like with my book, Pitsilised Koekirjad . I liked pattern 201, so I knit it.
estonia shawl 201 closeup

The finished shawl:
estonia shawl 201

Started January 25 2009
Completed January 31 2009
yarn: Colourmart laceweight
amount used: 989yds
needle: size 4US

Cast on 113 stitches. 4 rows garter stitch. This pattern is knit on both sides. I modified the pattern by reducing the number of 'vertical' line to 3 stitches instead of the 5 in the pattern.


Next up is Evelyn Clarke's do-it-yourself Lace triangle shawl. This is from her book "Knitting Lace Triangles".

lum triangle modeled
I had my little one pretend she was a red butterfly (getting her not to flap her wings). She was such a great model that I'll have to use her again--but only if she's not busy playing beautyshop.

Started February 5 2009
Completed February 18 2009
yarn: Colourmart cashmere/merino laceweight
amount used: 575yds
needle: size 4US


Finally, a market bag. I actually don't own this book, but checked it out of the library. This is from Mason-Dixon's new book, and it's got some funky stitches. But 2 were the same as the ones from Heere be Dragone, so I just fudged it a bit. I figured that it's a market bag...for going to the market. So long as stuff doesn't fall out, I'm doing okay.

Instead of using the thicker Euroflax, i used some #8 cotton I had around. I had to increase the circumference as well as the depth of the bag.
market bag


fleegle said...

I love Pitsilised Koekirjad too--it's my favorite lace book. In fact, the binding fell apart :( Love love that pattern!

Your Red Butterfly is adorable, too!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous lace - pattern 201 is amazing! The red shawl is beautiful...and love the bag!

Soo said...

I love that stole pattern. Really elegant.

Walden said...

Love the Pitsilised Koekirjad 201. So delicate and lovely pattern.

Ketutar said...

Oh yeah... I'm in love with that net bag pattern. I've made three so far. :-D (on the side... never planned. I just made them to procrastinate the "real" stuff LOL)

Maia said...

201 is amazing! Did I miss that at Lacis yesterday?