Friday, March 21, 2008

Spanish Peacock Spreads it's wings





The Spanish Peacock from A Gathering of Lace by Meg Swansen, was freeded from it's needles this week and at once spread it's glorious wings to show it's beauty. And what a beauty it is at 7 feet across. Here are some satistics on the edge alone: The edge is from Barbara Abbey’s Knitting Lace (Schoolhouse Press) pg 68 #73 Valenciennes. …I did chart this out…even color coded it to make it easier to follow…it is a 12 row, 26-28 STITCH repeat.
The last row of the shawl has 48 repeats…those repeats have 20 stitches…48X20=960 stitches…each of those stitches get a double pass from a row of the edging (there and back of lace edging) 960x2=1,920 rows….x an average of 27 stitches(an edge row) = 51,840 stitches…that was the edge only.

The Peacock will now fly to TN to a new home where it will be well cared and loved.

6 comments:

Penny said...

Stunning! How long did it take you?

EZ Knitter said...

Is started in Dec o7 but had several projects going at the same time and also had an almost 3 week delay waiting for more yarn...the edge took a lot more...since I had picked a much bigger edge then Meg used.
Thank you for the comment.

Nancy said...

She is Fabulous! Such a gorgeous job you've done. Hope TN will send you a picture of her wearing it!

EZ Knitter said...

Thank you so much...Oh yeah...I think I may even publish it here...
How's the AK going?

gail said...

What a work of art. Perfect for an art teacher. Fabulous work on your part.

Carla Willingham said...

WOW!!!!
:D Carla