Heart Beets Shawl Complete



 This shawl, the Heart beets shawl, is everything I thought it would be and more.  I love how the simple lace design repeat just pops once the blocking magic occurs.  Each time I block a lace piece, I am mesmerized by its unassuming beauty.


Of course, modeling and photoing this large of a shawl is not for one person, so I needed to stage the shawl.  In my family, my son is the one that has an "eye" for photos, and he isn't available.  So I make do.


Loved knitting this pattern but it is for experienced lace knitters only.  The instructions were brief and all chart reading.  I had to fudge the last of the edging chart, not that anyone could find my creativity.  I choose to finish the edging with a  'k2tog, yo' repeat across the whole length then a few garter stitch rows, and finally a stretchy bind off.


Thank you, dear friend who gifted me the yarn, I loved knitting with your hand dyed wool and now I cannot wait to wear it :)

Ravelry notes are here


Comments

  1. Beautiful. I would love to be able to knit like that.

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  2. This is stunning, Karen. Such beautiful knitting, friend.

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  3. It. Is. BEAUTIFUL. I love the magic of blocking. You are so talented!

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  4. Excellent work! It is beautiful! Perfect color... now you can spend the next few weeks looking for just the right dress for spring (hint)!

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  5. Gorgeous! I love the beet design.

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  6. It is stunning !! Love the design and the color is gorgeous ��

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  7. Absolutely beautiful! I would love to make this. The clours is beautiful too.

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  8. The shawl drapes elegantly. Love the color! You'll look fabulous in it. Enjoy!!

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  9. I got into the habit when my babies were small (two still are) of taking a shawl in the bottom of my bag whenever we went for a day out. I never knew how it would be used - as a spare blanket for lunch, as a make shift changing mat, or to tuck them up in for the journey home. I'll still be doing it this summer, but I can assure you my shawls are not as beautiful and delicate as this one. Just lovely. x

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    1. Where ever I go, the knitting is with me. When I am empty handed that seems to be when it's most needed!!

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  10. So, so beautiful and a wonderful color! Blocking lace is just magical. I'll definitely have to take a look at that pattern.

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  11. Just fantastic. My son is my photo helper too. He is a much better photographer than i

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  12. I love it Karen, the color, the design, the photos, all of it!

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  13. Karen, so lovely! The shawl is so feminine and delicate.

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  14. It's beautiful, Karen! Do you care to share your stretchy bind off?

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    1. Purl two stitches *slip both onto l needle and purl together, purl one then repeat from* until all stitches are off. It uses quite a bit of yarn but it's fantastic for lace and stretchiness :)

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  15. It's gorgeous! I love absolutely everything about it.

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  16. wow. that is amazing. I am still working up the courage to move past things that are square and rectangular ;)

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  17. *gasp!* This is the most beautiful shawl, Karen. To be cherished for sure.

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  18. everything about this one is perfect!!!!!!!

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  19. Perfection. What a lovely delicate shawl and stunning pattern. Lovely drape

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  20. I love everything about this shawl. The color, the pattern...simply beautiful. I am always intimidated by lace patterns but seeing things like this inspire me to try and make something lovely.

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  21. Gorgeous... All of it, colour pattern and your beautiful work.
    Enjoy wrapping up in this one.

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  22. I think this is my favorite thing you have ever done, Karen!!!! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. The color, the design. The weight of it! Perfection. blessings ~ tanna

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  23. Karen, it is soooooooo lovely! You do gorgeous work.

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  24. Your shawl is beautiful! I love the color. I always admire your work. I just finished a Downton Abbey Mystery KAL. My husband helped me get it pinned down on the bed yesterday. I enjoyed knitting it but I don't think I will do a KAL again. I keep wanting to knit a hitchhiker scarf but cannot decide on the yarn. I hope to post to my blog again soon.
    Love,
    Marie

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  25. Your Heart beets shawl is beautiful! I always love reading your posts. They remind me to be more centered and to enjoy the process of knitting as much as the final project.

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  26. Oh, your shawl is stunning! And I love the name of it.

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  27. It turned out absolutely beautiful! You might want to swing by my blog today :)

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  28. Stunning!! Karen, it turned out so beautifully. :)

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  29. WOW!!! It is absolutely stunning!

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