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Archive for November 4th, 2010

Peek at Developing Shawl Design

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

This design is developing slowly… as crystals of sugar take time to become rock candy. She’s just as sweet as candy, though. Isn’t she beautiful?
zigshawl in development

I have two lovely test/sample knitters waiting for my draft instructions. One set of yarns is purchased, the other set still awaits selection.

I will both chart out the zig/eyelet patterns, and write the instructions in text. Yes, I am rather mean to myself at times, but I know folks who knit it will appreciate the choice.

I am clear now that I was on the right path. The fussing and agonizing over the eyelet rows and what followed them, really did produce a design I can be proud of.  After all, my designs have my name (and my photo) on them. I must stand tall when they are finished!

(The white alpaca/silk shawl peeking out underneath is a circular shawl called “Peace of My Mind.” It was designed, knit, and gifted to me by Allison Jeppson Hyde. I wear this shawl often. The shape is fabulous and was the inspiration for the shape of my own developing design.

Alison’s shawl design is included in her wonderful book of circular lace shawls, “Wrapped in Comfort.” Each shawl is accompanied by one of Alison’s great stories.

Follow her blog at http://SpinDyeKnit.com for a wonderful steady stream of stories, knitting and otherwise.)