Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lace Shawl done and blocked!

In the spring I took an online class at Needlecraft University (class K154 - Triangular Lace Shaw). The project we worked on was from Heartstrings Fibrearts, the Triangles Within Triangles Shawl.

This was my first shawl ever, let alone taking on the challenges of a triangular shawl. I had trouble wrapping my brain around a couple of the concepts but finally "got it". The pattern is suitable for all weights of yarn so to prevent myself from going completely insane, I chose a sport weight cotton yarn so that I wouldn't get too frustrated. I was definitely a very good decision! I used Knit Picks Shine Sport in "Hollyberry", a lovely burgundy colour (a now discontinued colourway it seems). This is a lovely soft yarn with a nice hand with just a hint of shine.

I finished the shawl early in the summer but only got it blocked and photographed a couple of weeks ago. I'm delighted with the results and have already enjoyed wearing it a couple of times. :-)

Can't wait to make another lace shawl, maybe even with some stashed lace weight! However, before that happens, I have several other projects to finish up.

Here's the shawl while it was drying on the blocking wires.
The shawl artfully (??) draped over a chair.
And now back to my regularly scheduled knitting!

Happy Stitching!