8.17.2014

A Magia Photo Extravaganza!

This is going to be one of those posts with LOTS of photos and a few words? You ready? It's time to show you Magia! This version in this first set is knit with Indigo Dragonfly's MerGoat Lace in Horton Hears a Houdini (a color Kim dyed especially for The M Club!).
With Clue #1 (the border) to the top!
With Clue #1 (the border) to the top!
With Clue #1 (the border) to the bottom!
With Clue #1 (the border) to the bottom!
With Clue #1 (the border) to the top!

Effortlessly wrapped around the neck!
My Original Magia blocking... the one shown on Ava above as one more repeat worked in the center panel, so it doesn't go "up" in the middle... but it has the same curve along the top border as the one in this photo. You can see another version of it blocking here.

This next version was inspired by my NEED for a black beaded lace shawl! In case I take up Flamenco dancing, or have a black tie event, or.... (this version is knit in Shibui Cima.)






I blocked this Magia straight along the top border of the shawl (clue 1)
I definitely had to coax it into this shape, but it acquiesced!
You might be wondering how we knit this crazypants MKAL, are you?
First a long strip was knit for Clue #1. In Clue #2,  stitches were picked up along one edge, and the center ones were knit in a lace panel. Then in Clue #3 stitches were picked up along one edge of Clue #2 and put back on the needle from Clue #1 and a lace chart "filled" in the space in between Clues 1 and 2. The stitches were joined and decreased at each edge (just like doing the heel of a sock!). Then Clue #4 was a continuation of Clue #3. Finally, Clue #5 was a repeat of #3 and #4 on the other side of the shawl, and all the stitches were bound off with a beaded bind off.

Expect to see this construction from me again... it's way too fun! If you want to knit Magia the pattern is still available and there's lots of support (and a KAL) in my Ravelry group! There are lots of versions of Magia to see here.

4 comments:

  1. Love both colors, but that black Magia is fabulous!

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  2. Finally received my yarn for this one! Gorgeous!

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  3. This shawl makes me want to knit a shawl. It looks awesome!

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