Juneberry Triange by Jared Flood

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I FINALLY finished the edging on my Juneberry and blocked it yesterday afternoon. I used a worsted weight merino/baby alpaca/silk blend and size 5.5 mm needles. It's HUGE! It measures about 68" X 42". I think I blocked it a little too harshly, actually. The only modifications I made were to the edging. I didn't break the yarn at the end of the body and simply casted on for the edging using a backwards loop cast on. I also started with one less garter ridge to better match the established perpendicular garter stitches. If I knit it again, I would modify the point by incorporating more rows to the turn of the edging. The pattern sort of distorted there, but it could have been my overly aggressive blocking.

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RickMartin's picture

I think this is one of my

I think this is one of my all-time favorite patterns and your's looks GREAT! I have used that border on other shawls as well sometimes with the bobbles sometimes without. And frankly I kind of like the way the border curves at the point of the shawl instead of forming an exact point. In my opinion it's a welcomed change from all of the borders that do mirror at the point and make it even more pointy. But that's just me.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks a bunch Rick! My Mom

Thanks a bunch Rick! My Mom said the same thing about the curve.

MMario's picture

Does have something to

Does have something to reccomend it.

chipsir's picture

Okay Mill you are just

Okay Mill you are just getting to clever lol. Seriously this is beautiful, I really hate it when you chaps post finished shawls as it just makes my "want to file" fatter lol. I don't mind the point, I have had a couple of shawls work out like that.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks so much Dennis! I

Thanks so much Dennis! I know what you mean—lace shawls are my absolutely favorite thing to knit! I'm working on Lyra right now and having a blast! Eric's knitting one too, and will undoubtedly finish way before mine which will hopefully motivate me to finish instead of casting on for yet another project.

pjmma's picture

What a stunning piece of work

What a stunning piece of work that is Mill, just wonderful!
Paul

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Thanks Paul!

Thanks Paul!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Quite delicious looking,

Quite delicious looking, Mill. Your mom's friend will be delighted, I'm sure. That edging looks nice as it is but a bit more ease around that bottom would sharpen it up a bit. Sharon Miller's book has some great tips on figuring out how to approach that design element. This edge reminds me of one shown in her book, in fact.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Joe! I'll have to

Thanks Joe! I'll have to look up that book. Thanks for the suggestion. I also read on Ravelry that a couple of people were thinking of beginning the edging from both ends and joining in the middle if they were to knit it again.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Heirloom Knitting is my go-to

Heirloom Knitting is my go-to book when it comes to Shetland lace. Lots of information about the art and designing your own shawls, etc. The idea of knitting to meet in the middle for the edging is intriguing. I may have to ponder that one for a while.

MMario's picture

You'd want to mirror image -

You'd want to mirror image - and probably miter at the point.

TheKnittingMill's picture

That's sort of what I was

That's sort of what I was thinking. I would need to do some swatching. I couldn't imagine reversing the pattern would be that hard. I'd really like to make a smaller version for myself. Maybe out of some of Jared's new yarn.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Ms. Miller's book has charts

Ms. Miller's book has charts for just this type of mirror image edgings for one of the designs. If you could study them -in fact, this edging looks similar - it may help you work it out faster. If your local library doesn't have a copy, I saw that Meg Swansen's Schoolhouse Products had copies for sale at one time. Possibly KnitPicks as well.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Awesome Joe! Thanks! I never

Awesome Joe! Thanks! I never need much of an excuse to add to my knitting library...lol.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I know the feeling. [Also

I know the feeling. [Also Lol-ing.] I am that way about books in general. It's a good thing our local library is well stocked, one of my mantras is "So many books; so little time."

Kerry's picture

Beautiful work Mill.

Beautiful work Mill.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks so much Kerry!

Thanks so much Kerry!

sundazzed's picture

WOW!! This is truly a piece

WOW!! This is truly a piece of art!! A+++ top-notch job!! Any idea how many hours are invested in this project? Bill

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks—you're too kind Bill!

Thanks—you're too kind Bill! Actually, I've been keeping better notes in my knitting journal and this piece took me approximately 54 hours. The pattern is VERY well written (as for most of Jared's patterns) and the longest time was spent on the edging. It took 548.2 yds of worsted. I forgot to mention that the other modification I made was to the garter tab beginning. I used a 2 stitch width in stead of 3. Originally when I worked up the 3 stitch tab, it appeared too bulky when I picked up the stitches on the side.

AKQGuy's picture

Bah, Isn't it for a tall

Bah, Isn't it for a tall amazon? Once again, you did beautiful work Sir. Hope the recipient appreciates it.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Q! It's actually for

Thanks Q! It's actually for my best friend's Mom who is sort of like my surrogate Mom. Luckily, she's 5'10".

Roger's picture

Just gorgeous!

Just gorgeous!

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Thanks Roger!

Thanks Roger!

MMario's picture

Beautiful work! I would have

Beautiful work!

I would have blocked for more width and less depth (if possible - sometimes it doesn't work) because for many people they prefer the extra "wrap around" but don't need the extra butt - pointer.

And I'm really beginning to envy Jared's designs....

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Mario! I blocked this

Thanks Mario! I blocked this one for width first which I don't usually do. Typically I'll put the top on wires, pin the point, then pin out the sides. It wasn't working for this one, because the bottom doesn't really come out to a point. Like I said, I still have a lot of learning to do with blocking. I know what you mean about Jared, I think I'm going to purchase one of his new shawl designs out of his latest ebook.

MMario's picture

Rock Island is spectacular!

Rock Island is spectacular!

TheKnittingMill's picture

Right? I like the openness

Right? I like the openness of it!

TomH's picture

I think it looks lovely. And

I think it looks lovely. And like it blocked hard. Shows the pattern well.

scottly's picture

I agree, I usually block to

I agree, I usually block to make the pattern look best which is exactly what you've done. It's a shawl - bigger is better. I love this pattern, it has all kinds of fun stuff in it. I think I better go looking for it.

TheKnittingMill's picture

It IS a fun knit Scott! I

It IS a fun knit Scott! I liked that both the right and wrong side rows were patterned rows. Sometimes just purling back can get a little boring. I have to admit that the edging did get a little monotonous, but it's beautiful so worth the effort.

scottly's picture

I just downloaded the

I just downloaded the pattern, I think it will be my next big project.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Tom! I have to say

Thanks Tom! I have to say that blocking is still a learning process for me.

Scrumptious. I'm green with

Scrumptious. I'm green with envy.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Christine!

Thanks Christine!

ILHIKER's picture

Wow! That is absolutely

Wow! That is absolutely beautiful. Your work is always amazing to me. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Mark

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Mark! It's only

Thanks Mark! It's only practice, occasional swearing and perseverance. You're far advanced of where I was with about a year's experience.

murfpapa's picture

Bee-utiful work.

Bee-utiful work.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks John!

Thanks John!

ronhuber's picture

Truly a piece of art. The

Truly a piece of art. The nicest I have seen. You are turning out work like a machine.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks for the wonderful

Thanks for the wonderful compliment Ron. I'm an ADD knitter, so I've got several projects going on at the same time. Once in a while it works out that I have a few pieces very close to finishing, so that's why so many FO's.

Bill's picture

it's stunning, Mill!!! ...but

it's stunning, Mill!!!
...but I agree...the point seems to need more stitches...I think it could use a mitre...

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Bill! I think you're

Thanks Bill! I think you're right. He calls for adding in an extra 2 rows a few times between the join stitches, but it's just not enough to pull it around. I was thinking of short rows, but your suggestion of a mitre would be an even better solution.

Bill's picture

It's truly ELEGANT, Mill ! I

It's truly ELEGANT, Mill !
I saved one of the border pics from your flickr site...because it's so beautiful...
(yes, that's me with the Animal avatar)

TheKnittingMill's picture

Haha...I was wondering who

Haha...I was wondering who that was!