Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Round Three

Yippee! I've finished the second repeat of the lace pattern for Moonlight Sonata, and all set to begin round three. This shawl is not difficult, but I do have to concentrate. When I feel my attention drifting, it's time to switch to something else.

The tricky bits to keep an eye on are:

Watch for S2KP and SK2P: You need to do both of these, and it can be easy not to notice the change.

When YO before a purl stitch, you have to wrap the yarn around the needle twice. When YO before a knit stitch, you simply have to keep the yarn in the purl position.

The double increase takes getting used to. You do the back stitch increase, then the front stitch, the slide that off; THEN pick up the vertical loop from behind with the left hand needle.

And concentrate!

Now I'm off to dye more Blueberry yarn.


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CatBookMom said...

Zoomin' right along again! Thanks for the tips. I haven't picked up MS in a couple of days. Blogging fixes will take up all of the day left from massive laundry loads. Sigh.

Svetlana said...

Jayne, it's a great looking start you have there! The yarn does not distract attention from the pattern at all. Somehow they complement each other. Can't wait to see it done!

Kim said...

The shawl looks great Jayne. And of course the yarn is gorgeous!

Grace Yaskovic said...

looking good, moonlight sonata for me is a far off dream, to many irons in the fire!! Yours is wonderful

Having a Knit Fitt said...

That SK sure can design a beautiful shawl & your yarn is perfect for it.

Joan said...

Just beautiful, Jayne!

Lisa W. said...

lovely...nice knitting there jayne!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Jayne! I have lace envy. I love knitting lace but haven't tackled a project in too long. Must get back to lace knitting... --Corey

smariek said...

Your shawl looks good, and such a pretty color too!