What, am I nuts?!

As usual, I've taken on more than I can chew....
I decided on the "Lyra" and began it as a half-circle, only to discover that I can't figure out a place in the pattern to split it in order that the shawl would come out somewhat symmetrical. Argh!

So, I'm thinkin I'm gonna start it as a full circle and once I've gotten my brain around the pattern see if I can't find somewhere to split it.... We'll see...

Hey all-
Well, I'm thinking I'm going to attempt a Niebling shawl. I've narrowed it down to 2 that I'm really tempted to take on, "Lyra" or "Lotus Blossom..."

So here's the question... I only want to do a half-circle version, and they are both full rounds. In the Niebling book I have now, every single pattern has a "resting" row alternating with working rows (that I could use as a return (wrong side) row working in the flat). I'm wondering if any of you may have either of these patterns that I could get an answer without buying the chart. It just kills me to spend the $$$ on a pattern without knowing if it's gonna work. Any help would be most appreciated!

Thank you!


TomH's picture

I knitted the Niebling "Lotus Blossom". I finished it maybe two years ago, bound it off the circular needle and have never blocked it because I haven't figured out yet how to block it to give me the perfect curved edges that the pattern yields and that I want. So it sits ... I think it will truly be lovely if I ever block it.

Kerry's picture

Tom what a shame about not being able to block it after all that hard work.

hsfg's picture

Check out "theraineysisters" by Google(ing)... Lotus Blossom Neibling....(scroll to bottom of their page, where you will find blocking in progress.....

Kerry's picture

They are both beautiful designs, but I would only want to do a half circle also. MMario once said it could be done so he may be the person to ask, here or on Ravelry.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Lots of luck with this project. I haven't any guess as to how you could work it out but, if it turns out as great as your other demi-lunate designs, it will be a knockout!

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