July 4, 2012

Lyrica Euterpe

Lyrica Euterpe

Lyrica Euterpe

Lyrica Euterpe from Romi Hill's pattern collection 7 Small Shawls; Year Two: The Muses was a new experience for me in the way that this was the first time I've used beads on a shawl. And I love the beads along the edging, they are like dew drops! What I also love about this pattern is the shape, a shallow triangle, without a center spine. What I did not love about knitting this were the smocking stitches, particularly with Wollmeise Pure, which is a somewhat splitty yarn. What I also didn't love about this project was my choice of yarn color: I think the WD Meilenstein is too variegated for this. This is about the maximum amount of variegation I can tolerate in a yarn, but at this level it's usually best in garter stitch. But, overall, I'm still mostly satisfied with the end product. And it is the 11th shawl for the 12 shawls in 2012 knit-along. I did not expect to be this close to completion so early in the year.

The Ravelry project page

11 comments:

  1. I can see what you mean about the variegation starting to overpower the lace - it comes close but it still really lovely. I like how the highlights in the yarn echo the points of light you get with the beads on the edging. All in all, it's a gorgeous piece!

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    1. Yeah, the beads work really well with this colorway :).

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  2. whoa, that is a gorgeous shawl. I hear you on not being a fan of using splitty yarn for lace... it just can't handle the needle acrobatics needed for tricky stitches.

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    1. Yes, I think in the future I will avoid Wollmeise Pure with particular kinds or stitches, but it does have great stitch definition.

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  3. It looks stunning, and gorgeously photographed as usual!!

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  4. This is a truly beautiful shawlette! The color is so delicate, it goes very well with the lace!

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  5. I think the variegation still works, it is beautiful! I love the little dew drops:) -Tricia

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    1. Thanks! I know people knit lace with some much more variegated yarns than this, I'm just a bit sensitive to too much of it, but it's growing on me :).

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