Swatch finished:

MMario's picture

I test knit a doily that I intend to use as the center for a shawl. Finished it today, it took about a week of "coffee hour" knitting to do the piece.

The attached picture is from the original instructions - hopefully I will have a photo of my finished piece by tomorrow.

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kiwiknitter's picture

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

grandcarriage's picture

Mario, that is horrible. I

Mario, that is horrible. I think you should box it up and ship it to me right away to keep it's ugliness from infecting anything else you might knit.... ;)

My 2cents, and I'm paying....

MMario's picture

*grin* It's an exchange

*grin* It's an exchange item for another forum (always get double duty from knitting whenever possible)

Besides - you haven't seen the "real thing" yet - it is electric blue. *VERY* electric blue.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

Kerry's picture

Can't wait to see the real

Can't wait to see the real thing.

TomH's picture

Mario, how did you like

Mario, how did you like knitting that doily and the way it turned out. I've actually thought of knitting that doily (or at least one very similar) myself. I thought the pattern was interesting since it was a square as opposed to a round doily.

What needle size did you use? What guage yarn?

- Tom

MMario's picture

Tom - I used a size 3 needle

Tom - I used a size 3 needle (3.25 mm) with what appears to be about a #10 crochet thread (I don't know what it actually is - doesn't "feel" like cotton) - I inherited it from the estate of a women I knew.

Got it blocked last night and pictures taken - but didn't have time to upload them at home and can't get them off the camara here at work. bummer.

The plan is to reknit this as the center of a square shawl; bordered by print o the wave and English lace as a "spanish armada' shawl. Probably size 6 (4mm) needles with laceweight; possible 5 mm and a 2/8 wool.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

TomH's picture

Mario, how big did the

Mario, how big did the swatch end up?

MMario's picture

About 14 inches

About 14 inches square.

MMario