Monday, May 21, 2007

First Lace Shawl

I am working on my first lace shawl. Here is a picture of what it will look like finished-I am only one ball in so far. The pattern is N1090 from Naturally and I am using their new yarn Dawn-a wool and silk blend.

I have a question for all of you experts-where do you join a new ball? Do you do it at the end or in the middle of the row?


Blogger sunneshine said...

I always join at an end. It is easier to keep track of the ends to weave and much less noticable in my work.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Hattie said...

I LOVE that pattern, I haven't been able to find anyone who has it for sale, where did you get it?

I don't think it matters where you join, it might be easier at the end or start of a row. If you join in the middle of a row just join it in a good spot where the join can be woven in and hidden. Not where there are yarn overs, but where there is a section of knitting. If that makes sense.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Angelika said...

Depending on the yarn you might be able to rub the ends together with some spit (or water, if you prefer) and felt them together.

7:03 PM  
Blogger Katie K said...

I try to join where there's a solid patch of knitting. If a spit join doesn't work, I use a Russian join. I learned how on line. Here's a link to a site which shows how:

8:32 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Hattie-Naturally yarns are distributed by Fiber Trends in the US-try their website for a store near you.

2:09 AM  
Blogger Marjorie said...

I usually try to join the yarn in a solid patch in the middle, and I use the grafting process shown in the Myrna Stahman book on Faroese shawls (available from Schoolhouse Press). This works well on two-ply yarn.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Dorene said...

I used to be a stickler for joining a new strand at the edge, but since learning the Russian Join, I do it where ever the yarn ends. It is virtually undetectable.

5:40 PM  

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