織圖: Gossamer Garden Stole by Lia Liang
線材: Rowan Kidsilk Night (絲毛海)
顏色: 612 (紫紅)
針碼: 3.6mm (日規 5 號)
尺寸: 143cm x 54cm
Gossamer Garden Stole
Start date: 2008/10/1
Finish date: 2009/9/10
Pattern: Gossamer Garden Stole by Lia W. Liang
Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Night
Color: 612 (dusty magenta)
Needle size: 3.6mm (JP #5)
Size: 143cm x 54cm
Spider web and diamond motif (natural light)
Spider web and diamond motif (light bulb)
Bramble leaf motif (natural light)
Bramble leaf motif (light bulb)
Modelled by Scarlett
這條披肩打了快一年, 終於完成了. 不知為何之前打得那麼慢, 可能覺得要小心打以免出錯, 因為這件是正反兩面都要做蕾絲花樣的, 所以慢慢打. 不過即使如此, 過了很久也只打到第一半的 94 排. 花園蕾絲跟意外的發現一樣, 分兩半打再接起來. 花園蕾絲特別的是它的扇貝邊. 為了這個扇貝邊, 去年我研究了很久, 做了一個教學, 還把之途盡量重畫得清楚, 希望更多編織同好能打花園蕾斯支持台灣的設計師 Lia Liang. 也許就是前面花太多精神研究, 又幫幾位熱血織女看她們織花園蕾絲, 自己的倒沒力氣一口氣織到完了.
It took almost a year to finish. I don't why why it progressed so slowly when I started, maybe it was because it also requires lace knitting on the wrong side and I tried not to make many mistakes, so after a few months I was only at row 94 of the first half. Like MS4 - Serendipity, the stole was knitted into two halves and then grafted together. What's special about GGS is her scallop edging. I studied it for a very long time and made a tutorial on my own version and recharted the charts as clearly as possible hoping that more Taiwanese knitters would knit this stole as a gesture of showing our support to its Taiwanese designer Lia Liang. Maybe I spent too much time on the studies and helped several knitters on their GGS and I didn't have enough stamina to go through with it then.
最近想把幾件半成品完成, 其中又以花園蕾絲完成度最低, 只能算 1/4 完成品! 原本還在想不知何時能完成, 因為之前打的進度很慢, 可是不知怎麼一下子第一半就打好了, 且出錯率低很多! 於是趕快繼續第二半, 竟然四五天就完成扇貝邊和主體.
Lately I wanted to finish a few UFOs, and GGS was actually 25% done. I wasn't sure when I could really finish it when I continued knitting but somehow I was knitting much faster then before and surprisingly didn't make many mistakes so before I knew it the first half was done. I started the second half right away and finished it in 4 or 5 days.
儘管如此, 接下來的才是重點: 平針縫接. 那可是我的罩門哪! 有多少漂亮的蕾絲披肩就是因為要平針縫接, 無奈之下被我捨棄不打, 去年開打花園蕾絲前打意外的發現, 一樣要縫接, 不管看多少次分解步驟圖片教學, 還是不敢動手. 說也奇怪, 在努力完成花園蕾絲時, 忽然覺得自己可以縫接了. 於是就這樣縫接起來. 天才的是, 我竟然接起來了, 雖然接成了上針, 但是這總是個開始啊! 拆掉縫接部分, 好好把 knitty.com 上平針縫接教學看完, 再接一起就 OK.
Nevertheless, it was the next step which mattered: grafting. It was my Achille's heel! I had to give up and not knit many beautiful shawls just because they need grafting! When I was knitting MS4 - Serendipity last year, no matter how many times I studied the step by step tutorial, I still couldn't get myslef to do it. This time, however, oddly enough, while finishing GGS, all of a sudden I felt I could do it. And I did. Although I grafted them into garter stitch, but it was a start! Anyway, I tore up the grafting, read the grafting tutorial by Theresa Vinson Stenerson on knitty.com , redid it and it was fine!
The first graft was grafted into garter stitch....
兩半因為時間上的差異, 打得鬆緊度不同, 後來打得這一半比較緊, 不知道是不是這個原因, 下水定型後長度幾乎沒變. 絲毛海的彈性應該不錯, 不過因為加了條銀蔥, 可能會影響, 還有針碼, 也許用日規 6 號會比較好些. 這個織圖因為中間蜘蛛網與鑽石花樣和兩邊的荊棘葉花樣模樣編的排數不同 (前者 32 排一重複, 後者 10 排一重複), 一打就要 180 排兩模樣才會剛好對到一起結束, 因此想要加長有點不可能, 會太長了, 所以想要長一點針碼就要換大, 或是用粗一點的線, 如襪線粗細的線材.