Saturday, December 18, 2010

worsted weight swallow tail....

its finished and its amazing, not to mention HUGE...once it gets blocked I'll post pics lol

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

finished swallowtail

I finished my Swallow Tail! I apologize for not pointing you to the posts earlier. Here they are.

the makeover (October 16)
@#$! early bed times (October 11)

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Here's another picture of my blocked swallowtail, with me holding it to give a sense of scale. I love it:

Monday, October 01, 2007

Here it is!

Swallowtail Shawl, part 2

I love Malabrigo!

I added a set of repeats (recommended here), but it's still teeny. I blocked it pretty vigorously, but it's still kinda small. I'm glad I added the repeats!

I love the yarn--it's Malabrigo laceweight. The color variations are really pretty.

How to make Swallowtail larger?

I've read that one has to do 19 repeats of the Budding lace chart to make Swallowtail larger. What else is involved? Anything with the border and edging?

Are there links to this information?



Monday, September 24, 2007

I finished! I think my grandma will love it. I really enjoyed this pattern - the repeats are easy to remember and easy to see when you're making a mistake early! It felt like it just flowed from my needles when I had time to work on it!

I want to warn those using Jaeggerspun zephyr in fuchsia that it bleeds:

Blocking pictures:

Friday, September 21, 2007

my swallowtail

It's going okay. I'm on repeat #12 or so of the budding lace detail. I went out and got some Lace Addis today and that really sped things up. I'm using Hand Maiden Sea Silk.

I wrote two previous posts about it on my blog, so if you really want to see them here they all
are. The only interesting part is that I did four repeats in Cherry Tree Alpaca silk before I ripped them out and switched to Sea Silk.

I can't wait for this to be done!

Monday, September 17, 2007

I'm obsessed!

I'm making my very first Swallowtail, and I love it. I did extra repeats to enlarge it, so I'm just now getting to the first Lily of the Valley border. I'm using Malabrigo laceweight, in a candy pink color. I hope the photo is okay--I took it in a rush this morning.

--Judy, aka Nerdy Knitter