Sunday, November 16, 2008

Swatching for Vaila

Firstly thanks for all the wonderful compliments on Vaila.....I'm extremely pleased with it and with Caroline Bergeron's wonderful photography!

After receiving some queries regarding yarn substitutes I realized that it might be helpful for those who would like to swatch the lace panel to include instructions for flat knitting (as it is only worked in the round in the pattern).

I would recommend including some reverse stockinette either side of the lace panel so that the contrast can be seen.

Shetland Twins Pattern B
(This is taken from A Treasury Of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker)

The lace panel in the pattern is 29sts wide which ends up creating two repeats of the lace

Row 1(Right Side)-K1, *k4, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k5; rep from *.
Row 2-P1, *p3, p2tog-b, yo, p3, yo, p2tog, p4; rep from*.
Row 3-K1, *k2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k3; rep from *.
Row 4-P1, *p1, p2tog-b, yo, p7, yo, p2tog, p2; rep from *.
Row 5-K1, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k1; rep from *.
Row 6, 8, 10 and 12-P1, *yo, p2tog, p9, p2tog-b, yo, p1; rep from *.

Row 7-K1, *yo, ssk, (k1, yo, sk2p, yo) twice, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from *.
Row 9-K1, *yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from *.
Row 11-Repeat row 7.
Row 13-K1, *k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2; rep from *.
Row 14-P1, *p2, yo, p2tog, p5, p2tog-b, yo, p3; rep from *.
Row 15-K1, *k3, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k4; rep from *.
Row 16-P1, *p4, yo, p2tog, p1, p2tog-b, yo, p5; rep from *.
Row 17-K1, *k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k6; rep from *.
Row 18- Knit

All abbreviations can be found in the Vaila pattern except for p2tog-b which just means purl 2 sts together through the back loops.

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