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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wabenschal

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OK, to be perfectly honest, half the fun of this project is saying the name - which I'm pretty sure I'm mispronouncing (I'm saying wobben shawl), so my apologies to Germans everywhere. I found this pattern after MS3 was over last Fall and really liked it. I went to Colourmart and found some DK weight silk to knit it in, put the pattern and yarn away and kind of forgot about them. After finishing up the Atlantis pattern last week (thanks for all the complements), I pulled out the cone of yarn and the pattern and started working on it.

The yarn I'm using is a DK weight silk that's basically 5 strands of 3 plies each loosely twisted together. When I started the Wabenschal (see, it's fun to say isn't it?), I began with big needles, but I was afraid that I might snag a strand of the yarn at that gauge. I frogged it and went down to US 5's (3.75 mm) and I think it's going to be much less easy to snag this way. The pattern has you work the point until you have 5 repeats of the honeycomb, but I want this to be a wide scarf/narrow stole, so I have worked up to 9 repeats. At this point, I'll work it even (without getting wider) until I'm ready to add the last point. The stitch pattern biases and when I first saw it, I was reminded of Clapotis a bit.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Romi said...

It's lovely! It would be pronounced vobbenshawl. :)

9:47 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

It's very pretty! I love the color especially.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Robby said...

I've been having trouble settling on my next project, but you may have just solved that! Absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Rudee said...

your lace work is always so pretty!

11:38 AM  
Blogger Ronni said...

Oh how pretty. I have that pattern, but I wasn't too sure what it would look like so hadn't started yet. Now I'm more inspired to. Very pretty.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Bianca said...

It looks so pretty! No wonder, the patterns from Birgit Freyer are very special, another shawl designed by her is lying on my floor at the moment, drying.

Hm, let's see, if I can help you with the pronounciation. I have to separat 'Wabenschal' into two words. Klick here on the speaker behind 'Wabe (Bienen' and in the following box on the link buildet from the words 'Deutsche Aussprache'
http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&p=wlqAU.&search=Wabe
Search for a translation of scarf and choose here the entry 'der Schal Pl. die Schals, die Schale' and handle this the same way as the Wabe.
A new side will open and the words are red for you in German (with article)

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Jeanne said...

Very pretty - thanks for the link to the pattern - on my queue!

5:22 PM  
Blogger LizzieK8 said...

It's gorgeous....looks like a vacation project maybe....

How much yarn did you set aside for it? I didn't see a yarn requirement given on the pattern.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Knittripps said...

It is fun to say. I want to make one!

8:36 PM  
Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

Gorgeous! And fun to saw... especially when the Wubble Ewe turns into a "v"!! And the pdf link is a generous bonus. I agree, I might even go to 11 repeats... because I am quite wide and tall!

5:55 PM  
Blogger Sharon Rose said...

Gorgeous! Immediately added to my queue. I'm terrible with yardage estimates so I'll have to weigh the first corner and reserve that much to finish. :)

8:51 AM  

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