Monday, April 23, 2007

Faggoting and Beehive Lace

WTP Beehive laceWell, finally! The fifth time was the charm with this particular Walker Treasury pattern.

As you might recall, I had a heckuva time trying to get this just right. I tried knitting this swatch in three different weights of yarn (lace, sport, worsted). The "bee" pattern and vertical faggoting emerged best with sport weight yarn.

Yarn: Lana Grossa Lambswool
Needles: Addi Lace, size 4 US
Gauge: 6 sts per inch stockinette
Book: A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, "Lace," page 188

This may be my last swatch for a while, but it's not too late for you to join in the April Sweeps contest, now underway over at the Walker Treasury Project. Great giveaways for various categories including photography, most completed swatches, new participant postings - even for commenting!

For my part, I've gone back to the Forest Canopy Shawl. The signpost may read "Slow Knitter At Work" but there is definitely progress.



Blogger Opal said...

The bee pattern looks fantastic. All that extra effort really paid off.

4/24/2007 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

The showed that bee who was the boss! You go, girl! I am officially commentable again.

4/24/2007 06:22:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Take your time because the yarn and pattern are gorgeous together. You'll certainly enjoy the process!

And I didn't get to show you ALL my tattoos on Sunday but one of them is a bee! I guess I know what lace pattern I need to try.

4/25/2007 06:37:00 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I love that pattern.

I did my first swatch today. It was hard to not just get started but I know it is the way to go and know things will work out.

4/26/2007 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger anne said...

oooh! how did i miss this one! i thought i had found all the bee patterns but i don't think i have this one pulled. can you tell me what page it's on, pleeeease!

4/27/2007 06:31:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! About that Morning Glory Wrap--I am thinking of using Mountain Colors Weaver's Wool. I used the Mountain colors barefoot on the Forest Canopy SHawl, and I really like the yarn.

Have a good weekend!

4/28/2007 09:27:00 AM  
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