Thursday, July 20, 2006
This shawl can be directly attributed to my teenage Goth roots. However, now that I am significantly older, though not necessarily wiser, I was able to avoid my former crutch-like, rampant use of black on these beasties!
My Gothbaby is knit from a modified version of this shawl in Cherry Tree Hill Oceania (a huge hank of merino, dk weight, boucle) in their Silver Streak colorway. I used the same basic shape sans pattern rows working the shawl beyond the 300 stitches the original pattern called for to a whopping 400 stitches, which weighed heavily upon my 40" circs, I might add. Elongation is the word that best describes the method of my madness. Only when I reached the 400 stitches did I attempt the modified fishtail points, working decreases on the sides as opposed to down the center. Finally, I finished the whole bat wing system off with crocheted i-cord-esque piping for the veins and around entire edge in Sapphire Lion Brand Glitterspun (which I hated to the point of tears when I began, but I am liking it now).
And no, I did not sew the cord on after crocheting it! Mon dieu! I crocheted it onto the piece itself by picking up stitches at the increase points on the body of the shawl and around the edge of the wings. I know, I'm anal...But ain't they purty?
Fortunately my spokesmodel who occupies a cube a floor below me was available for yet another Monster Crochet haphazard photo shoot! Thanks Bri for lending your blue-emblazoned bod!
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Posted by Regina Rioux at 5:46 PM