8 juni 2012
The passion for lace.
Er zijn vele shawls in diverse musea op Shetland. Ik heb er al eens over geschreven en het spijt me, maar er komt nog meer....
Nu is er in de groep van Heirloom Knitting op Ravelry begonnen met het ontrafelen van de Williamson Stole. De shawl hangt in het museum in Unst en is door haar uitgebreid gefotografeerd.
There are many shawls in several museums on Shetland. I've been writing about them many times, and I'm sorry to say; more will follow...
Now, in the Heirloom Knitting group on Ravelry we got started with decoding the Williamson Stole. It is on display in the Heritage museum in Unst. The shawl has been extendedly photographed by her.
With this collage you can see how close we are already. It's been built with the swatches that are made by us, using the charts we developed.
alleen te doen.
In this picture you get an idea how I get to work on a project from a picture. I make big prints and go wild with pencil and calculator. Counting, counting and counting. Comparing, swatching, adapting and more swatching. Luckily I don't have to work on it alone.
Habu. In Nederland is er wel een dealer (ik ben tenslotte verslaafd) maar die had mijn kleur niet. Dan maar rechtstreeks uit Amerika bestellen; diep groen. Binnen een week had ik het binnen en ben dus maar meteen begonnen...
Now the shawl is becoming more and more real it became very important to go search for a perfect yarn and a nice colour.... I really wanted to use a new yarn (to me) and ended up with Habu. There is a dealer in Holland (I ám addicted after all) but they didn't carry my colour. So, ordered it directly from the USA and it came in within the week! So why wait??
I started right away with 21 points for the edging. Not that clever, as the edging should be knitted last. But it turned out very pretty!
Pattern: Williamson Stole
Yarn: Habu N-75 Deep green 3019 (4 cones)
Needle: 2 mm / US 0
Still a long way to go!