Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Egeblad Extension Pattern

The fully extended Egeblad pattern and sample are done!
As I wet blocked, it became very clear that the details were excited by washing and it turned out beautifully.
I chose to maintain the delicacy of the pattern by increasing repeats rather than enlarging the leaf detail. Upon completition, a total of eighty scallops enhance and perfectly finish the fabric. The diameter, using size 4(US) needles and a 3/2 Mercerized cotton came out to 66". I'm sure with needle and yarn variances, it could easily reach 72-78".
Being very pleased with this adaptation, I've decided to work on a designed shawl pattern that is completely my own. Gaining confidence from extending Lace beauties, I hope it will become another addition to the many wonderful and detailed patterns available to knitters...