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.

Comments

  1. OHH!!! So beautiful! Amazing.

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  2. Gorgeous! I love the shape. I hope we get some modeled shots some other time--maybe when the weather cools? :)

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  3. Oh Karen it's gorgeous! I've just added it to my queue. I have the perfect tonal color lace weight yarn that this would look lovely in. I don't know when I'll get to knit lace anytime soon but I LOVE it! I can't wait for modeled pictures with beautiful fall leaves in the background. I'm ready! I hope today finds you defrumped!

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  4. That is absolutely beautiful. You did a great job on the knitting. Maybe you can get a picture when the weather is cooler.

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  5. Oh, Karen!! Simply beautiful. Bring on the cold weather!!!!!

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  6. Karen, the shawl is beautiful! The pattern and the yarn you chose are just perfect!

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  7. Your shawl is elegant and lovely! Nicely done. I'm such a klutz I can't even wear my rings when I knit. You did a nice job of fixing your snag!

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  8. It's beautiful! Really stunning! Great job, Karen.

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  9. Stunning, just stunning! You keep outdoing yourself, I think this it the prettiest shawl I have seen!

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  10. Lovely. And I do imagine you in it just as you write! Isn't that uncanny?! Bracelet snagging is a regular part of blanket blocking for me. I.Just.Never.Learn. ;)

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  11. It turned out so beautifully! Great job!

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  12. Oh my goodness! That is so lovely. Really dreamy. Thanks for the sharing!

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  13. gorgeous. gorgeous. gorgeous, Karen!! Love it! I share you appreciation of the tonal beauty of Madelinetosh yarns. Beautiful job! You will have to model it for us when the first crisp day of fall rolls around. blessings ~ tanna

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  14. Oh so lovely! I'm so glad you were able to fix the snag!

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  15. So beautiful, Karen! The pictures make me want to reach out and touch it :) And I like your sweet new header :)

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  16. Can't wait to see this in the fall! It would go great with a dress.

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  17. I can totally visualize you in it! It is beautiful

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  18. Karen, your shawl is beautiful!
    Love,
    Marie

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  19. What else is there to say? It is just a beautiful thing! I keep gazing at the pictures - amazing work xx

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  20. lovely work and you are so quick. delicious

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  21. All I can say is wow...I take my hat off to you. It's beautful.

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  22. It's stunning! I can't wait for fall for you :)

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  23. that is just stunning......love everything about it!!

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  24. Beautiful Karen! I love the colour!

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  25. Beautiful, beautiful work Karen :) It's a perfect marriage of pattern and yarn and I really like the colour. What a delight it will be to wear!

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  26. So. So. Pretty! I cringe at the thought of snagging it... I would have cried. I am sure of it.
    Love the fall vision of you wrapped up in this beauty. Nice!

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  27. You've done it again! Simply stunning! And you are so incredibly glamorous when you wear it that everyone is jealous!

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  28. It's beautiful! I love the variegated colors of the yarn. You have totally inspired me, and I am back to work on finishing my honeycomb blanket. After that, who knows what rave new project I will attempt? Maybe lace!

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  29. Ha, that should say brave, sorry!

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  30. SO beautiful! You can't beat madelinetosh, can you? And your knitting is stunning, as usual! Can't wait to see you model it when the weather is a bit cooler! :)

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