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« on: November 30, 2006 12:40:05 PM »



To celebrate being free of holiday and craft fair preparations, I knit up the Swallowtail Shawl. She was done in just over a weeks time Smiley and most of the knitting was probably concentrated in to one day and a couple of evenings.

I have been trying to figure out different ways to wear triangular shawls, and I have some suggestions listed on my site - I went on that quest because I love knitting lace, but never wear it - mostly because I have no idea how to LOL

More info on the Swallowtail can be found via my Blog - if you're not interested in reading about how to wear lace, just scroll to the bottom and follow the link to my finished objects blog.
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006 01:06:26 PM »

How did you knit that so fast?! I'm amazed!

I love the color you used for this pattern- maybe if you can't decide on a way to wear it it can just be used as an extra-pretty window valance(or even displayed as wall art)?
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006 01:42:24 PM »

Some projects just seem to fly off the needles, and this was the first fun one since I was "released" from craft fair prep and holiday knitting in general.  Have you seen Cars?  I felt I was lightening mcqueen just after mater released him from the boot LOL
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006 01:48:23 PM »

I adore this shawl, and have been thinking about it for a while (alas! My LYS had no more copies of the magazine!). You did a gorgeous job! Thanks for the hints about wearing shawls, too. I'm definitely with you in the attracted-to-the-beauty, doubt-the-practicality school of thought.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006 01:55:09 PM »

Lovely! And you knit it so quickly, too! As for how to wear triangular shawls, I usually just wrap them like a scarf (see the third picture here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=130028.0). Not sure if that's one of the one's you listed, as I'm kind of a visual learner and couldn't picture all of the arrangements you described. Anyway, great job!
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2006 02:23:49 PM »

 Grin I'm wearing my shawl today kinda like a scarf - I leave the triangle point trailing down one of my arms tho - and since it is lace, it's warm, but not as bulky as a traditional scarf.
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2006 08:37:07 PM »

Well done in finishing it so quickly.  It's beautiful, and I love the colour. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2006 12:35:24 AM »

It's wonderful!
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2006 06:52:28 AM »

oh, pretty!  I've become obsessed with lace knitting of late myself, not that I am getting very much done with Christmas present knitting, but this is gorgeous and makes me miss my lace knitting even more--I love dark yarns in lace!
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2006 07:08:16 AM »

I've been working on mine for a while - granted it took a back seat to my Christmas knitting for a bit but I tried to get it done in time for Lacevember!  Alas, I still have the final chart to finish.  Yours looks gorgeous!  I can only hope to be able to show mine off as well sometime next week.
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