Hey guys! As I said in my first completed project (the lt purple shawl) I made a shawl for my sister that I'm going to give to her when my boyfriend and I go to see her and my bro-in-law in London. She's there as a social worker doing a sort of working abroad sort of thing, but she's never lived more than 20 miles from our hometown, so she's more than a bit homesick. Hopefully this shawl will brighten her day!
It's made with Knit Pick's "Shadow" in sunset (I just LOVE them for lace yarns! Cheap and pretty!) with the pattern "Shetland Tea Shawl" from Meg Swanson's book A Gathering of Lace
. It took a little more than 2-50g hanks and measures 4'4"in diameter. It was supposed to be 5', but I think I knit too tightly, which never happens so I'm never concerned about it. This took me only about four weeks of fairly steady work. Yay for lace! Everyone should try it!
Here's a pic of the overall shawl:
And then, the very center:
The second ring out:
The largest ring:
And finally, the edging:
It looks a little funky and not quite perfectly circular, but that's a function of the carpet I was laying it on...it was like sticking to it! Lol. When I blocked it, it was very circular. I swear!