Posted by: Kate | October 19, 2009

Gray Mist

Yesterday, in the sunshine, I unpinned the latest shawl from the blocking mats and raced downstairs to take pictures of it outside before we got more rain.

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I am so pleased with this shawl. It is A Curved Shawl with Diamond Edging, from the book Victorian Lace Today, and it is the hardest shawl I have knit to date. The body pattern is a four row repeat that is lace on every row, which meant really focusing on each row and each stitch. The edging gave me fits at times, and ended up in a bit of a mess where I had to join new yarn, but in the end worked out perfectly to the count number of picked up stitches (phew!).

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The yarn is Fiddlesticks Zephyr laceweight wool-silk. It is light and airy and soft, and was easy to knit.

This shawl took me four months of picking it up and then putting it aside while other things for other people got knit. But I enjoyed it and always looked forward to having the shawl. And yes, it is definitely staying with me!

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ETA: I’m not frowning here, but squinting into the incredibly bright mid-day sun!


Responses

  1. Your shawl is absolutely gorgeous! Wow!

  2. It’s simply stunning Kate! Glad to see you are keeping that beauty for yourself!

  3. oh my goodness kate – that shawl is absolutely stunning, beyond beautiful, i love it! i could go on and on….
    i’m glad too to hear you’re keeping it for yourself!

  4. Gorgeous, Kate. Well done.

  5. That’s beautiful! What an interesting pattern.

  6. Gorgeous!

  7. That turned out so well – I’ve been eyeing that pattern for a long time (as you know!) so maybe I’ll have to do one…thanks for testing the waters first!
    :-)

  8. Oh my, so lovely!!!!

  9. It’s beautiful – you should hang on to it!


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