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« on: March 08, 2006 06:46:44 AM »

After many months, my lace shawl is finally finished.

Full Shawl


Close Up of Edging


Knit out of about 1.5 skeins handpaintedyarn.com's Paris Night laceweight, which was a surprisingly nice yarn for the money.  Some excess dye to rinse out, and a slight vinegar smell when I received it, but nothing too horrible.  Shawl blocked out to larger than I anticipated (not doing a gauge swatch will do that) - it's 78 inches wide (along top edge), and 36 inches deep (from neck edge to point, including lace edging). 

I designed it because it was my first large lace project, and I didn't want to deal with increases in pattern, which most triangular shawl patterns I had seen had.  This pattern was pretty easy to knit, and turned out to be exactly what I wanted. 

Lace knitting is fairly addicting - I think I need a large square shawl next.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006 06:52:13 AM »

Wow, what a great job!
It's lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006 06:54:49 AM »

This shawl is great!  I don't wear shawls, but I love the look of this one -- it looks like bat wings, especially against the snow. 

The lace is amazing.  Great job!

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2006 06:56:20 AM »

PRETTY!  You did a great job!  And you designed it, too!

Thanks for the link to the yarn, as well!

Don't you love knitting lace?  It's somehow just so much more satisfying than other knitting.  I've been knitting circular shawls lately from Meg Swanson's A Gathering of Lace and it's got some great stuff in it!  (I've posted a couple of completed ones on here, if you want to see them!)
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2006 07:01:43 AM »

Don't you love knitting lace?  It's somehow just so much more satisfying than other knitting.  I've been knitting circular shawls lately from Meg Swanson's A Gathering of Lace and it's got some great stuff in it!  (I've posted a couple of completed ones on here, if you want to see them!)

I know - lace knitting looks like nothing while it's on the needles, but the magic that happens when you block it is what amazes me so much.  It's addicting.

A Gathering of Lace is a very good book too - I'm not really a fan of circular shawls, but there are a couple of large square ones I'm dying to make from that book (I just didn't have enough lace weight to make them when I started this shawl).
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2006 07:06:34 AM »

All this talking about lace knitting is making me ansty.  Lol!

My sister is living in London right now and I had her get me some cobweb weight shetland wool from Jamieson's (I think that's where it's from) and I'm going to make the sampler thingy from A Gathering(forget what it's called exactly...but it's rectangular) for my mom for her birthday.

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I think I've had too much coffee this morning.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2006 08:37:29 AM »

Absolutely lovely!
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2006 09:02:45 AM »

How do you all have the patience for lace knitting Huh I've tried SO MANY times, but I always end up getting distracted and screwing up and frogging the whole thing. The only thing I've ever completed is Branching Out, but only because it was easy and because I didn't watch tv while doing it. You are all so lucky to have such good focus. Your lace is completely beautiful. I can't even fathom writing a lace pattern, let alone completing it!!!
*returns grudgingly to current stocking stitch pattern*
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2006 09:05:41 AM »

That is beautiful- simple and dramatic.  I think that is one of my favorite shawls I've seen.
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2006 09:30:08 AM »

Gorgeous.  Absolutely gorgeous.  And it is displayed on fresh snow?Huh  Never would have thought of that!
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