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Leo Rising in the Night Sky / FIRE AND ICE
Finished
October 22 2018
November 21 2018
Project info
Leo Rising in the Night Sky / FIRE AND ICE
Kleio by Rosemary (Romi) Hill
Knitting
79 x 16“
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Elegantly Twisted Yarns
Leo
Orange
Filatura Di Crosa Zarina Solid
Red
Lellabella in Venice, Veneto
Knitting Garage Fingering
Blue
The Knitting Garage at Stickle's in Rhinebeck, New York
Notes

I imagined a shawl like this when a friend gifted me the beautiful yarn from Nova Scotia.
Definition of Kleio:
“ KLEIO (Clio) was one of the nine Mousai (Muses), the goddesses of music, song and dance. In the Classical era, when the Mousai were assigned specific literary and artistic spheres, Kleio was named Muse of history. In this guise she was represented holding an open scroll or seated beside a chest of books. Her name was derived from the Greek verb kleô, “to make famous” or “celebrate.”

These are not colors I would have bought specifically for this pattern, but we will see how it turns out. The garter section will definitely need blocking as will the lace, of course.

10.26. : I decided on a darker Color as Color 2; a yarn hand dyed by Leah Stickle in my stash from when she first started dying her own yarn. The yarn has some red and orange which makes for a nice transition. I am also using a solid dark red both at the cast on edge and the stst section after the lace.

The braids are slow to work on, a little cumbersome, but cute and worth the effort.

Starting on the Lace section.

One interesting thing about the CHART: usually the wrong side rows in a chart show how they will look on the right side and then it says in the stitch key that the blank stitch is knit on the RS and purled on the WS. In this chart however the WS rows are indicated as “-“ which means purl, which indeed you do as you are working these on the WS. It just does not give a true image of the RS view…
So, for all you chart users, watch out.

10.29. Lace done and on to the stst section which I am working in a solid dark red with some of the C1 in slipped stitch rows.

11.5. BRAID #3 : I waited five days to have some uninterrupted time to work on rows 2 and 3 of the third and final braid.
Knitting does not take so long once you get into the rhythm of twisting the same direction after each stitch. What takes me the most time on row 2 is moving the twists along the unraveled yarn ( Note: it is a good idea to vacuum before you begin to unravel two times eight yards of yarn). However by stopping every 100 or so stitches and moving the twists up, this braid has taken me less time and given me less frustration.
I wonder if there should not be a device to help you with the twists. Perhaps if I attached one ball of yarn to each end of my yarn Swift ( I have the table top model) and keep it somehow vertical and have it swing to untwist after each twist; there is probably a way….
Row 3 is faster as the yarn untwist sand relaxes.
Now, on to the lace edging/ bind off which is going to be more enjoyable and the perfect TV knitting, so I do a little each night heart_eyes

Here are two videos I made on how to work braid 2:

. FIRST HALF

SECOND HALF

11.21. Those braids sure slowed me down and then I lost momentum so the binding off took a long time as I only did a little bit in the evenings, but I finished today; just need to block my shawl. These are not my usual colors, but I love them. They make me happy.

Although tedious I pinned each corner of the bind off and also starch sprayed the shawl :).

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November 21 2018
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by Filatura Di Crosa
Sport
100% Merino
180 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: October 24, 2018
  • Finished: November 21, 2018
  • Updated: September 27, 2019
  • Progress updates: 4 updates