Lyra Learning Group

We are a group of about 55 lace knitters from around the world, knitting Herbert Neibling's "Lyra". Thanks goes to Helen Eisler, owner of the Knitted Lace List, to which all Lyra knitters in this group belong. This blog is written, edited, and published by Rosemarie Buchanan, 8 year member of the Knitted Lace List. All images and text in this blog are protected by copyright laws. Permission must be sought, and given, to use anything from this blog.

Location: Vancouver Island, Canada

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Lyra Needle/Thread/Shape Information, Continued

John, tablecloth, 2.5 mm needles, #30 DMC, ruby/claret.
Judith, square shawl, size 4,6 bamboo needles, Zephyr, cinnabar.
Judy, square doily, 0, #40 cordonnet.
Judy, square shawl, Zephyr, dark blue.
Laritza, square shawl, #4 rosewood, 70% alpaca/30% wool, off-white.
Lark, square shawl, 5,70% alpaca, 30% silk, old rose.
Lavonn, doily, 1, #30 cordonnet.
Marianne, round tablecloth, 2.5,3mm, 20 Coats Aida, #44 dark red/purple.
Mary, shawl, Zephyr, emerald.
Gloria, tablecloth, 1, #10 Cebelia, pale dusty green.
Mikki, square tablecloth, 1 AddiTurbos, #10 crochet cotton.
Myra, table topper.
Rosemarie, framed wall piece, 2, 2.25, 2.75mm needles, 2-ply wool, cobalt blue.
Rosemary, shawl, Zephyr, black.
Sally, doily, 1, laceweight linen.
Sandy, doily, 2mm, #20 DMC Cebelia, silvery grey.
Sarah, shawl, Lano Gatto 2/30, red.
Sivia, round shawl, 3.25mm, Jaggerspun superfine merino, purple-plum.
Sonya, doily, 0, #60 Oren Bayen, white.
Sonja, tabletopper, 0, 1, #60 Altin Basak (Turkish), white.
Sue, square doily, 00, #30 Cebelia, white.
Susan, square tablecloth, 2.5mm, #10 Red Heart cotton, natural.
Susan, shawl, 1-ply Lacis cobweb.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

This Lyra is the work of Judy Anderson from upstate New York. She used Zephyr (50% Wool; 50% Silk), about 6 oz (1800 yds). It measures about 58" square. Judy has a beautiful centre, and I can just imagine how yummy it was to feel the wool/silk blend slip through her fingers as she was knitting it!

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That beautiful square corner, nicely blocked out. Judy explains, "I have circular gridlines (40" diameter) on my board (which I drew); so used those guidelines as long as they lasted. You can see the dark lines underneath the shawl as it's drying; they're NOT in my knitting. The guidelines aren't in the center of my board; so I ran out of board. I bought a set of the foam Alphabet blocks, which I used to extend the size of my board. You can see them (they're pretty colourful) in the picture of the completed piece." Posted by Picasa

Here is a close-up of the flower, again showing the binding at the third set of leaves. Judy wrote, "I went up a needle size in the rounds for the third set of leaves; which really didn't help the binding problem. I think it's a major design flaw in the pattern; and I'm not sure anything will resolve it, short of redesigning the whole thing." I agree with Judy, and after perusing several Neibling patterns, I think it's a fairly common occurance. Posted by Picasa

Judy Anderson's Lyra, completely blocked. When her blocking board wasn't big enough, she used the foam alphabet to extend it ... necessity IS the mother of invention! Beautiful work, Judy. Thank you for sharing it with us! Posted by Picasa