Tuesday, August 7, 2012

On The Blocking Mats: Lazy Katy

Lazy Katy, by Birgit Freyer, was a truly delightful knit!  This very simple, asymmetrical shawl is knit in stockinette stitch from the short side to the long side and then stitches are picked up to knit the lace edging.  The lace edging is bound off with a crochet BO that is difficult to understand from Birgit's chart, but thanks to Cheryl who posted a YouTube video, it was easy as pie!  This was knit in Noro Taiyo Sock, colorway #3, on US Size 8 needles and finished with a 5.00mm crochet hook.  I will most definitely knit this again!  However, I will likely not knit it in Noro Taiyo Sock again.  Although the yarn is a pleasure to knit with and the colorway is superb, the skein was such a PITA.  It was riddled with yarn vomit, knots, and tangles.  It took me nearly twice as long to knit this because of the skein issues.



  1. That is absolutely beautiful! I knew it would be!

  2. It looks like an ocean wave, so fluid and stunningly beautiful. Re the yarn vomit: time to consider yarn on cones. :)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I made a sweater with Taiyo sock last year. Sadly had the same experience :(

  4. I've had similar experiences with noro sock yarns and the the fingering sock yarn was not evenly spun so it went from aran to fingering and back. Your shawl is lovely though, almost magical.

  5. Beautiful ! I'll do it again too once I master the crochet edge!

  6. Beautiful!! Love the pattern, bought it, froze when I saw the charts. Any recommendations for learning to knit with charts?

    1. The in between rows aren't charted here. Start at bottom right and move left. Charts made me nervous at first, but now I prefer them. You'll get into a rhythm once you're used to them. Just take it slow. :)


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