Seraphim Knit Along

Will hold your hand virtually while working on the Seraphim Shawl by designer Miriam L. Felton

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Finished my Seraphim!

I finished my Seraphim and blocked it this weekend. Turned out really great!

Showing Lace Seraphim Modeling Showing off Seraphim

Knitted on US 7 (4.5 mm?) Addi Turbos, using Knit Picks Sock Garden in Colorway Zinnia - took most of 5 skeins (and I have just a little bit left over)

No mods, except for some fudging I might have done when my stitch count might have been off. I admit nothing.

I didn't take finished measurements, but it's pretty long on me - I'm 5'4 inches and it reaches from my back neck to just above the backs of my knees, and the wingspan is wider than my arms spread out.

This was a great knit, I quite enjoyed it and found it easy to work, despite my initial misgivings about working lace and reading charts. I've improved in both areas now, and am more adept at 'reading my knitting' too. I don't know if I'll knit it again; I'm not much on knitting the same thing over and over, but I'll definitely be looking at more MimKnits patterns for projects in the future.

Thanks for a great knit, Miriam! :)

Monday, December 31, 2007

Seraphim Shawl

This blog will be a place for the knitters of the Seraphim shawl to hang around and to get help.

This shawl was designed by Miriam L. Felton, who has several other lace designs to call her own. You can buy a copy of the pattern here.

A detail picture of the point

The designer showing of Seraphim in all it's splendor.

If you want to sign up for this KAL, please e-mail me at sweetpea at sweet-p dot net. Put Seraphim KAL in the subject line as I will have a special folder set up for signups and have the e-mails go automatically to that folder.

In your e-mail please share your name (or online ID) and blog address if you have one. I will not, under any circumstances, share anyone's e-mail address without their strict permission first.

I will update this introductory post with more information as and when needed.

Cheers Eva
PS: if you want to participate you will have to buy your own copy of the pattern. The pattern is not free and will not be shared for free or any other way by the participants. Requests for copies of the pattern will not be honored. The link to buy the pattern is available above or in the sidebar.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

All Done!

Well, after 10 months of on again and off again knitting, here is my seraphim shawl. This has been my first shawl, first lace and first attempt at reading big charts. See if you can spot the new design element in the second photo. I learned one important thing: IT IS OKAY TO MOVE THE MARKERS!!!

Overall, this has been an interesting knit. I look forward to knitting another one ( I already have the yarn. ) I also have the yarn for the Icarus Shawl. Okay, I admit it. I am hooked on lace.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Seraphim: soon-to-be started

I have happily purchased yarn for a Seraphim that is destined to be a retirement gift for an extremely kind co-worker of mine. Luckily enough I don't have to have the shawl knitted for a good year or so, which gives me the opportunity to finish working on the Icarus that I currently have underway and is due as a Mother's Day gift!

For my first Seraphim I chose some hand-dyed laceweight yarn done by in their Orca Island colourway.....and while I wasn't particularly thrilled with the way that the yarn looked when it was simply skeined, once it was twirled into a yarn cake I totally fell in love with the melding blues and greens and purples...

For the needles I am going to use my super-pointy KnitPicks Options set in the recommended size 5 and see how it goes. I have two full skeins of the Orca Island (each one being about, oh, 850 yds?) so I certainly have tons and tons of yarn - - making this shawl too big isn't a worry of mine, as I want something that my co-worker can ultimately use to wrap around her shoulders and arms to keep her warm as she sits and reads!

I'm just barely in the Icarus now, so it will probably be a good month or so before I start on the Seraphim, but I was so excited by everything arriving in the mail over the past few weeks that I wanted to post about it nonetheless!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

remove me please

Hi! Could you remove me from this blog? Thanks so much!


Monday, October 02, 2006

Finally done!

It took months, and I made a lot of mistakes, and had to get some help from the designer (thanks Miriam!), but it is done. It was a real pleasure to knit and I learned a lot from the project.

Reading folks' posts about this project really helped me when I was starting out, so I wanted to share a picture of the finished product! :)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Changing Course

Hi everyone. My work on the Seraphim Shawl has stalled, for a few reasons. For one thing, I don't think my yarn is right for this project. I don't really like knitting with a double strand of laceweight--there are too many times where I catch only one strand, don't see it until later, and have to stop and fix it. I love the yarn, though ( and have been wanting to frog this shawl and use the yarn for a lace scarf/stole that's taking shape in my mind.

I also have a hard time getting motivated to do all the stockinette stitch in this shawl. I think it might be more pleasant if I use a single strand of fingering weight yarn. I got some Knit Picks dye-your-own merino in a swap recently. I'm thinking I'll dye that and use it for Seraphim. But that probably won't happen for a few months, as I would rather put my knitting energies into other things this fall.

So, I'm bowing out, temporarily, but plan to return to Seraphim later on. It's been great seeing all the beautiful completed Seraphims and I hope to be posting my own sometime!