Friday, April 15, 2005

KIRI Shawl Along

Been progressing slowly with KIRI. Actually KIRI is too shy to show herself as it is knitted with some cheap yarn. After some encouragement from Laura, KIRI decided to show herself.

Presenting KIRI;

As mentioned in Jackie’s blog, a few of us who is doing the KIRI Shawl Along with the Rowan KSH decided to give up on the KSH. I’m one of them. I prefer something that can drape and not too light and I think personally I don't really like mohair. It’s just not my kind of yarn. I don’t have any problem knitting with KSH, just that I don’t really like the feeling sticking to my fingers. Luckily Vanessa decided to bought it off me, otherwise KSH will be sitting in my stash.

Went to one of the LYS with Jackie and Vanessa last Saturday during our meetup, and bought some Jaeger yarn. Initially, I started the KIRI with the Jaeger. I was into the 2nd repeat when I realised that the Jaeger is not so soft. I wanted something soft and cooling for my KIRI.

I decided to knit-up another KIRI with the other odd ball I bought, which is the DMC Petra, 100% mercerized cotton, 400+/-metres. The yarn is very fine and actually has to be knitted on a 2.5mm needle, but I decided to use the 3.5mm needle instead, as KIRI is lacey so the gauge doesn’t really matters. Surprisingly its turn out nice. Something I prefer at last. Malaysia is a tropical country, we don’t have snow in this part of the world. So, with DMC Petra, at least my KIRI can be use all year long. Furthermore, if 1 ball is enough for the KIRI, then my KIRI will cost me less that RM50.00.

On the progress wise, I’m into the 8 repeats at the moment. Most probably I have to add in a few more repeats to get to the right length and width. I plan to knit-up 12 repeats before starting the edging pattern. More stitches on the needle now and in order to finish 1 round took me ages. Sigh… Planning to get it blocked out this weekend, if everything turns out fine.

Till then happy knitting everyone.

7 comments:

Laura.Y said...

very very lovely..:) I like that the definition is very clear. Knit kiri, knit kiri. hehe

Vanessa said...

hmm..cant wait to see it in person. I finally got my 3.75mm needle. Will try to cast on for one last time.

opportunityknits said...

Your cotton kiri is looking lovely, the stitch definition is very nice.

Michelle said...

the shawl is so nice so lovely ...
i'm looking for more yarn shops around KL/PJ area, any good recommendation?

emy said...

Amazing...I am taking a break from lace for a while -- the YOs are killing me the last time!

yuvee said...

lovely! and it looks better than the previous one using KSH. I hope that I can handle that yarn though, since mohair isn't exactly my thing too.

Peggy said...

Wow, it's very pretty! Looking forward to see the finished product!