Wednesday, October 31, 2012
New Pattern: Speakeasy
Laying Flat, measuring with a straight ruler:
Across, from Wing Tip to Wing Tip: 29”
Wing Tip to Base: 35”
US 8/5mm straight needles
4 Stitch markers that have clasps (optional)
Blocking Wires and Pins
Handmaiden Fine Yarn Swiss Mountain Silk Mulberry Tussah [50% mulberry silk/50% tussah silk; 218yd/200m per 100g skein]; 1 skein
18 sts and 24 rows= 4” in stockinette stitch before blocking
This pattern is designed for a 100% silk yarn, a very unique feeling yarn. I recommend choosing a heavy yarn with lots of drape. If you choose wool it may not have the same effect, but something like a bamboo should.
You will be working from the center diamond panel first; creating yarn over loops on the edges that will be used later to pick up the wings.
W&T- Wrap and Turn. I like the technique found here:
Shawl Blocking Tutorial: http://www.fickleknitter.com/archives/2011/12/how-to-block-hand-knit-triangle-lace-shawls-a-quickie-tutorial.htm