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.