This shawl is my third intarsia design. This time, in addition to using more than one colour, I am combining two yarns of almost opposite weight categories; worsted weight and lace weight yarn. The effect is a very impressive contrast between heavy and light, solid and transparent.
I did enhance this contrast by working the worsted weight wedges in the thick weave pattern and the lace weight wedges in the almost transparent stocking stitch. Some final garter stitch ridges prevent the edge from curling.
As always all techniques used will be explained in a detailed illustrated appendix.
- Yarn A: Worsted weight; Shown in
Rowan Creative Focus worsted; 75% wool, 25% alpaca;
200 m (220 yds)/100 g; colour SH03112 (evergreen)
Yardage: 300 m (330 yds)/150 g
- Yarn B: Lace weight; Shown in
Isager Alpaca 1; 100% alpaca;
400 m (437.5 yds)/50 g; colour 020/16 (grey-blue)
Yardage: 400 m (437.5 yds)/50 g
My name is Jana Huck. I live in Luebeck, Germany. I started knitting when I searched for something that I still could do while being sick and it has become a passion. I almost started designing right ...
My name is Jana Huck. I live in Luebeck, Germany. I started knitting when I searched for something that I still could do while being sick and it has become a passion. I almost started designing right from the beginning as I had no patience for following directions. I always need a challenge when I knit. I love to have an idea and to think: Yes, this would be nice but it is impossible to do. Then I find a way to do it. Whenever I see hand-knitted items, I try to figure out in my head how they were knit. Of course, there are many, many knitwear designers that I admire and to relax, I now love to work from their patterns.
I feel that it is very fulfilling to write down my ideas and share them with other knitters. Hooray for the internet which is making this so easy!
I have been knitting for a few years now. I am still in awe by the many possibilities. I definitely do not knit fast enough. ;)