Garden Shawl Complete
Oh this shawl is lovely in person-I wish everyone could come over, visit and see for yourselves. I guess you'll have to trust me :) The yarn is Madelinetosh Lace and it's a favorite of mine for lace weight knitting. The stitch definition is supreme and I love the layers of tonal colors.
Here's a helpful hint-do not wear bracelets while blocking your beloved shawls. Yep, I snagged this right when I first started to pin it out. I could have just kicked myself. However, I quickly worked the four inch snag (I know!) back in. Lesson learned from this seasoned knitter.
I apologize for not modeling this shawl. I was feeling quite frumpy yesterday. A bad hair day started it off and the thought of wrapping myself in wool on a hot day was not going to de-frump me. You'll just have to imagine me in it. In my mind, I'm quite beautiful in it with a backdrop of crisp falling leaves in mid autumn-a cold weather lover at heart.
I chose this shawl pattern because of its striking lace work and the simplicity with the stockinette rows. If you've done lace before give this pattern a try. The designer also uses different color text for different sizes which was quite helpful!
Ravelry notes are here.