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« on: July 31, 2007 12:46:35 PM »

This was also posted in the knitalong:


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Pattern: Eunny Jang's Print O'the Wave Stole
Yarn: KnitPicks' Alpaca Cloud in Smoke, 1 1/2 skeins
Needles: Knit Picks Options, size 4
Time: 2 months off and on
Mods: I cut the pattern repeats widthwise down to 3, the lengthwise repeats to 28, and didn't graft the center. Even so, the shawl measured 5 feet in length, and a little over 20 inches wide after blocking- perfect for my petite mum! In fact, this shawl is actually a few inches taller than she is   Cheesy

And heres another, less nature-ful picture for dexterity:


And I almost forgot the close-up!


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This was amazing to knit! The pattern is very clear-cut, and completely easy to understand. Eunny is a talented knitter with an eye for balance and elegance- and is obviously very generous to offer this pattern for free on her web site. I would urge all knitters to take the leap into lace knitting, and this is a perfect first or second lace project. Coupled with Eunny's lace knitting tutorial, you couldn't go wrong  Wink

By using Eunny's pattern, I learned that size 4 needles are ideal for laceweight yarn, that shawls needn't be knit in one piece with the border included, and how to perfectly pick up sts and graft with yarn the thickness of double plied thread.

I'm planning on making 3 more for my bridal party. They all need to be completed by august of next year, so keep your eye out for more FO postings!
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2007 12:58:02 PM »

beautiful. the shawl looks wonderful. hope your mom enjoys it Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2007 01:02:02 PM »

looks great!  i wish I had better knitting skills when I got married... my bridal party got plain ol' garter stitch shawls.  One was so big (I kept adding stitches without knowing it... damn you homespun!) that she uses it as a blanket now.  Thanks for sharing such gorgeous pictures... it looks soft!
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007 01:03:39 PM »

That looks wonderful. After I've completed my 300 knitting projects I have started/bought wool for, I will try that pattern. It really looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2007 01:21:38 PM »

This is very, very, very beautiful, Fragolina.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2007 02:21:03 PM »

Wow, this looks great!  I really like that you chose a solid color.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2007 03:09:59 PM »

Thanks, girls  Grin

looks great!  i wish I had better knitting skills when I got married... my bridal party got plain ol' garter stitch shawls.  One was so big (I kept adding stitches without knowing it... damn you homespun!) that she uses it as a blanket now.  Thanks for sharing such gorgeous pictures... it looks soft!

Too funny! At least it's being used, right? I have about 15 different store-bought shawls that have only made it out of my closet one time each. If they were big enough to be used as blankets, I would be using them all the time!

Wow, this looks great!  I really like that you chose a solid color.

You know, the funny thing is, I love the drastic color of variegated yarn, but the only thing that I've ever liked using it for was entrelac. I figure, you put a whole heck of a lot of work into a lace pattern, why not let it stand out? But then again, I'm a yarn whore. Give me some variegated yarn, and I'd be all up on it  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2007 03:37:24 PM »

That's beautiful.  Shocked

Because of you, I've gone and ordered yarn. Hope to cast on next week.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2007 05:09:37 PM »

This is so lovely! I'm so glad you had such a pleasant experience with this - I've had the yarn and needles for a few months now, but I've been anxious about starting it. Seeing your beautiful creation is all the motivation I need to get going.
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2007 06:17:35 PM »

Very beautiful - wear it with much pride!

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