EastLondonKnit has returned to the blog to help the speedy people already finishing up their Naloa in the ongoing KAL. Thanks Renee, and well done speedsters! 😉
(It is still not too late to start your shawl as the KAL runs till October 4th and there are many exciting prizes available for those who take part.)
I love how this technique hides the straggling threads and makes the weaving in seamless. So sneaky and clever!
Take it away, Renee…
Naloa features gently undulating stripes of colours in the lace edging. Each colour change begins on a right-side row, thereby making an end to be woven in once the shawl is complete. (So if you’ve just completed a RS row, slide the work to the other end of the needle, and begin the next row from the RS again!)
There are many ways to weave in ends, but when working with lace, you have to be more careful to keep it tidy and invisible.
I used duplicate stitch in Naloa. It’s a handy technique for solving many different problems. Check out this primer.
First, thread a sharp tapestry needle with the end, and following the end from whence it came, trace the row back through 4-6 stitches, splitting the yarn with the needle.
Although I wove in my ends before the shawl was blocked, many people prefer to do so afterward, to make sure they don’t tighten the edges of the shawl too much.
I can’t wait to see your beautifully finished Naloa Shawl!