Tuesday, 9 November 2010

As requested... Madelinetosh Vintage kerchief

Fridica wondered what I would do with my new Madelinetosh Vintage yarn.  Here it is: my Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief.  I think the Thunderstorm colourway is perfect for this!

YarnMadelinetosh Vintage (worsted)
PatternThe Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief

I made the same kerchief as a present for a friend before:

YarnColinette Jitterbug in Raspberry
Needles4 mm

With one project off the needles, I started a new one (as you do):

I am calling this my Chrysanthemum shawl.  You can't see the flower shapes that well just yet, the inner pattern looks a bit like something woven, the flower shapes then follow on - but I am still within the first repeat, so not that much to show just yet.

The pattern is Sanne Kalkman's Percy Shawl pattern on Ravelry, - I am thinking of leaving the edge pattern out and instead continuing the Chart B flower pattern for most of the shawl and just binding off in a straight edge.


  1. You finished it ALREADY??? Well done, I seriously bow to your knitting speed! :)

  2. Thank you very much, I {cough} had a day with nothing else to do. It kind of seemed to knit itself, almost...

  3. They're both lovely, but the pink one is especially amazing! I get so frustrated with lace patterns, and I never seem to have the right number of stitches at the ends of the rows.

  4. Thank you!
    I find lace knitting easier from charts. You can see what stitches go on top of other stitches and it allows you to see the pattern wheras narrative instruction doesn't. When I don't have the exact right number then I try to see where I went wrong (a yarnover too few or too many) and then fudge that in the next row: I hate having to knit back if it can be avoided!
    I started with those lace pattern where every second row just gets purled, the pink shawl here calls for lace pattern stitches in all rows, so this is one for lace enthusiasts.
    Lace knitting a small project or just an edging can be a good project to start with.

  5. Anonymous01 May, 2011

    Lovely pattern,thank,s for link!
    From Eurasier on rav.