Monday, September 25, 2006

Sarcelle-it!


I've had a few questions about Sarcelle - huh? how the heck to do you do that? So, I thought I'd put together a little poorly produced (why o why can't I work my digital??) tutorial on the pattern. 1. Here's your first row. Basically, it's faggotting followed by Barbara Walker's Honeybee lace pattern. Just click on the pictures to enlarge the text.


2. On every row, you have a decrease (k2), followed by a yarnover (or 2,3 or 4), followed by a SSK. This row is the third row of the pattern - on the first row, there was one yarnover between the 2 decreases. On the second row, this yarnover was dropped - you can see the arrow pointing to the dropped yarnover if you click on the picture. After the yarnover was dropped, you yarnover 2x.



On the fifth row of the pattern, following the k2 decrease, the four yarnovers are dropped off the needle. As you can see, in my blurry picture, there are now four bars of dropped yarnovers. After casting on four stitches with the backward loop caston, you take the right hand needle, and knit into those four dropped yarnovers.


See, sort of. So, you knit into the yarnovers, then yarnover again, then knit into the bundle again.


Now, you have three stitches.


And, you cast on four more stitches with the backward loop, and end with a ssk.

Ta Da!

9 comments:

Wendy said...

Cool!

Pam said...

I am as impressed with your photoshopping as with your knitting...

S t a c i said...

Great tutorial! Beautiful yarn, too.

Knittah said...

Very cool. It's going into my queue.

Dorothy said...

Impressive!

Christine said...

Just thinking about knitting that makes my head hurt a little bit. It sure is pretty though!

girlie jones knits said...

ahh Wenyd! You made it look so easy and Sarcelle is kicking my ass!

Kate said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I could not figure out the directions myself, especially "k1 under and 4 loose strands of the dropped yo's" course looking at the next line after a night of sleep I can see that the 3rd word is supposed to be "the" not "and"...

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy,
I am just starting this shawl and haven't been able to get past the first row on the first repeat (after increasing to 28 stitches). I have taken it apart twice and I end with 6 stitches at the end of the row, instead of only 2 (to be worked kfb, k1) - - any idea as to what I might be doing wrong? I tell you its not good news, since I had the dream of whipping this project out by next to give to my friend for her 50th bday. At the rate I am going, I don't think that's going to happen, (SIGH). Would appreciate if you can give me some hints. Thanks! Rosalia

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