SIL: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The second shipment of Shakespeare in Lace is out and it’s another spectacular combination of pattern and yarn! The theme for this shipment is A Midsummer Night’s Dream, designed by Judy Anderson. The yarn is, of course, dyed by Anne of Wooly Wonka Fibers. Hopefully as I progress through knitting Dream I’ll be able to show you the beauty of the yarn and pattern. The yarn color in this first photo is fairly close to accurate on my monitor. It has depth to the color though, that I can’t capture in a single photo.

Midsummer Night's Dream

Midsummer Night's Dream

My gauge swatch was knit on 3.75 mm needles with a long tail cast on over two needles. When I first pinned it out it wanted to be too narrow and tall. After measuring and re-pinning I got the width correct, but it’s still a tad too tall. My thought at this point is to cast on for real, but to be sure to cast on even more loosely – I think that will allow me to get the width easier, which will also bring the height down more. I almost always go up a needle size for everything I knit so that part is no surprise.

My goal when I joined this club was to get some experience with lace in a variety of patterns and yarns, and to extend my knitting skills. Considering the first two club shipments, I’d say my goals are getting fulfilled plus I’ll have some gorgeous shawls to show for it!

2 Responses to “SIL: A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

  1. Anne Says:

    I think the close tones of the over and undercolors in this particular colorway make it almost impossible to photograph correctly. I know I struggled with it – it either looks too blue or too dark, or purpler than it is… or something. But either way… I’m glad you are forging ahead and enjoying the club!

  2. Terri Says:

    Your swatch looks great. I am not going to knit this shawl just yet. I have decided to save it as a wedding gift for one of my girls. I hope you continue to post progress, I am most anxious to see the shawl knit up.

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