Another Swallowtail

This latest lace project was knit using Noro Kureyon sock yarn. I saw a few shawls knit in this yarn on Ravelry and since I didn’t really want to knit socks out of it, I thought this would be a great choice.

This is really funky yarn. It’s not at all soft….it feels like twine. It’s single ply and goes from extremely thread-like thin to what I call ‘glomps’ of fibre. The colours are very unique….very ‘noro’ and doesn’t follow a conventional colour progression. As I was knitting on this, I kept thinking it was getting uglier as went on, but then when I photographed it and looked at it from a different perspective, I actually really liked it.

After knitting and soaking and blocking, it did get a little bit softer, but it still feels a bit scratchy. I have worn it around my neck and it was okay. It didn’t feel too itchy. I must be getting more wool tolerant in my old age, or maybe I just refuse to be bothered by something I spent so much time on knitting!

However, now that I’ve started on my Malabrigo lace, well, it’s like knitting with a cloud. It’s got to be the softest yarn I’ve come across. What a contrast!

Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark
Yarn is Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn, colour 164
Needles: 3.25mm, then switched to 3.5mm for final pattern section, and 3.75 for bindoff.

6 thoughts on “Another Swallowtail

  1. kate, that second photo with it around your neck is just the best. it looks fabulous on you. congratulations!…and enjoy the malabrigo cloudness. it is simply yarn heaven.

  2. Kate,I just tagged you on my blog…please read it aand play along if you like..and you already know this,but I love the shawl!

  3. It looks so gorgeous, exactly like a butterfly’s wings. A stunning piece of work. I would be tempted to frame it or hang it on the wall it is so like a work of art.

  4. I love this idea for a blog! I still love the shot of the beads of water. The shawl is just fabulous! Nice work!

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