Sunday, January 20, 2013

19:365 Anonymous Vampire

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That's the name of this pattern. It's a shawlette. The yarn is a light fingering weight, Zitron Trekking Hand Art in the Ireland colorway. I've discovered that I don't like light fingering weight for socks, so decided to knit this shawlette with it. It's a long weekend here in the States and I didn't take any other photos for this day!

So yeah, finally some knitting content  :-D   I've been working somewhat steadily again on my St. Brigid sweater, which I started I think three years ago . . .  I made the larger size and realized it was going to be to big, so I had to frog and start again, and then other things got in the way.  I've been trying to pick it back up for all this time and have finally succeeded.  It's slow going.

Here are some other views of the Anonymous Vampire (a free pattern on Rav). 
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And a closeup of the lace
 
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The lace is simple yet effective, but I have to say that large patches of garter stitch and I just don't get along very well.  I discovered this on the last Baby Surprise that I knit.  I made the larger size, which is supposed to be a shawlette, but the way I knit, it's a shawlette for a child, I think.  I got gauge, but it's still very small - almost too small for a scarf.  I blocked it with points - kinda like vampire fangs  ;-)

7 comments:

Judy Whitehead said...

I've looked at that pattern several times, but wondered about the size. Is it written in such a way that you could continue with the lace to make it longer if you wanted?

A :-) said...

Judy - I think you would have to add at least one more repeat in the garter section to make it wider, and once you start on the lace, it's going down, not across any more, to I would think that addtional repeats of the lace pattern would help to make it longer.

Michelle said...

It's very pretty, and I prefer small shawls to use as scarves. Hope you get some use out of it, and I'm tickled to see some knitting at Chez A! Of to do chores this frosty (again) morning....

Amy said...

I have decided that February is St Brigid month. I have three things I want to finish up this month and then it is on to the sweater. Love the color of your shawlette.

A :-) said...

Michelle - that was my plan, but it even seems a little small for a scarf to me . . .

A :-) said...

Amy, I have been diligently working on mine again for the past few weeks. I have one more repeat to do for the back, and then it's on to the front!

Kristyn McCain said...

I am making the same pattern. I always screw up on row 7 of the repeat for some reason. I enjoy it but agree it is going to be small. The designer says she had to block the life out of hers.