Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mughetti (Experiment With Wensleydale)






"Mughetti" from Lavori Artistici a Calza 7. Another Herbert Niebling pattern knit using hand spun 2 ply Wenslydale lace weight yarn. Fiber purchased at "A Verb For Keeping Warm" in the Vemillion colorway. I knit this shawl on US 3 and I hope it will actually block flat and not retract which is what happened with a sample I knit out of Wensleydale on small needles. This yarn actually fluffs up much more than you might think. The shawl is only 50 inches across and was 152 rows long. I could have gone to an even larger needle now that I look at the thing. I really don't know what will happen when I take the pins out of the one. Maybe I will hit it with steam first and then pray a lot. I will post when dry.

15 comments:

Chery said...

Beautiful color and knitting. Wish I could spin like you.

Rosalía said...

It's really fantastic!

LittleBerry said...

beautiful... and I love the strong colour of this... I wasn't a fan of Wensleydale fibre nor the cheese for that matter I have to say...

Look forward to the next installment!

fleegle said...

Oh, yowzer! Gorgeous colorway, magnificent spinning, and extraordinary knitting! Love the cheese too, but I didn't see it anywhere in the shawl :)

pencraftco said...

absolutely stunning. I am impressed with your spinning, your knitting, the choice of color . . . what more can I say?

Laritza said...

Lovely! the color and everything! I doubt it will block flat, remember he designed for tables the center is flat the 'skirt' has ruffle.

Anonymous said...

This is just lovely. Where do you find long double pointed needles for working the centers of these designs?

Jane said...

Dear Cherry,

Sorry it took so long to get back to anyone but work has been dreadful! I'm glad you like the color of this one. My spinning is not as fine as some out there but I'm working on it. It's just practice :-)

Jane said...

Dear Rosalia,

Thank you!

Jane said...

Dear LittleBerry,

The intense color is the reason I decided to spin this even though Wensleydale is not a soft fiber to work with. Cheese? Is there really a Wensleydale cheese?

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

I'm having lots of fun out her experimenting with the fiber,color and the knitting. Of course, not much knitting in the last few weeks but I will try to catch up. Ok. Now I have to go see if there really is a cheese LOL! If there is, I might just have to buy some to put on the blog :-)

Jane said...

Dear pencraftco,

Thank you so much! This yarn was hanging out in my stash for ages before I decided what to do with it. Still have some left too but maybe I will weave with the left overs :-)

Jane said...

Dear Lartiza,

Thank you! I have to admit to blocking this one within an inch of it's life to make it lie flat. so far it hasn't ruffled.

Frau Holda said...

I'm loving all the Nieblings that you've knit and shared here. Thanks so much. I've purchased Lyra and am ready to get started. Where do you find longer double pointed needles for working the design centers?

Jane said...

Dear Frau Holda,

Sorry I missed your comment there! I buy my longer double pointed needles from Lacis in Berkley California.They have an on-line catalog.