Orchid Shawl Complete


I finished this shawl a few days ago, gosh!  I wish it was cold enough to wear :)  How exciting to have a new shawl to wear when the weather is cold once again.  I've tucked it away for later.


Ravelry notes are here.  This pattern was a little challenging and very chart heavy.  So this knit is not for a beginner, I'd say an intermediate level with experience with charts.  For some reason I had trouble on one chart, truly believing there was a typo......as always, it was user error on my part.


The pattern is perfect, clear and many hours went into writing the charts and test knitting.  I'm still amazed that this was a free pattern!


I'm thrilled with the beads that are sprinkled at the end of the knitting.  Only two rows of bead placement so the beading ended up being fun and quick!!

Comments

  1. What a beautiful piece of knitting art! I wish I could knit like that... One day I'll learn! And it is just made even more beautiful with your handmade brooch.

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  2. Just beautiful! I hope you have cold weather soon...me too, so you can wear it ;)

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  3. Wow! It's beautiful Karen!

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  4. Oh, Karen, that is just gorgeous! And I love the beads; such a nice touch. :)

    Is that the shawl pin Kim sent? It's so lovely. (I'm so jealous...) xo

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  5. Oh my goodness, the shawl is absolutely stunning!! The beads are such a nice touch and I love the shawl pin!

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  6. I've never done beading, It sounds hard. I've had several times where I thought the pattern just didn't make sense only to find out that I was just not reading it right. Gorgeous shawl, I know how you feel about cold weather...I wanted some to wear my fingerless mitt. I got my wish on mothers day.

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  7. It looks lovely! Congrats on finishing it, even if it's too warm to wear right now.

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  8. Very, very pretty. Especially with the beading.

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  9. Stunning, a truly delightful shawl. The cold weather will be here again before you know it.

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  10. I still wear my shawls morning and (most) evenings. You've knit a real winner with this one! Love the shape and the color. Enjoy it whenever you get to wear this beauty.

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  11. Karen, that's so beautiful! Wow!

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  12. It's so pretty! I love the beads at the bottom, perfect finishing touch

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  13. How beautiful! I envy (even though I shouldn't) your talent! Wish I could knit!

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  14. It's just beautiful, Karen! Love the bead work and the lace pattern! Looks perfect for a cool spring or summer evening...

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  15. Your shawl is beautiful and the bead work is a perfect touch! Enjoy wearing it!

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  16. Oh heavens... your homepage came up and the photo took my breath away. Really, really beautiful work. And the shawl pin is the perfect finishing touch. Is it from Wooly Moss Roots by chance? I've been eyeballing one of theirs on Etsy.

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  17. Kim sent the shawl pin, her blog is over here: http://www.motheringwithmindfulness.com

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  18. Oh wow that is beautiful! I bet it will get lots of wear come your autumn

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  19. This is gorgeous, Karen! One more reason to look forward to autumn (already the best season, in my book!)

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  20. gorgeous!!!!
    what a treat to pull that out when chilly weather returns...

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  21. Wow, that is so beautiful! I love the beading and detail at the bottom. And I love the clasp at the top--so pretty!

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  22. It is beautiful, and the beads are the perfect touch.

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  23. That is simply gorgeous! And you got it done so fast! My goodness... I have been thinking of you as I have been working on my current shawl that has lots of charts and is a bit complicated for me. I keep saying "I can't believe Karen loves all these charts! This is making me crazy". But to be honest - I really am starting to enjoy them myself.

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  24. Beautiful! The color is stunning

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  25. Karen that is so lovely! And the beads add that perfect special touch! That will be a real treat to pull out this fall to wear!!!

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  26. Oh my.. That is so lovely. The color, the pattern, even the tiny little beads. This is a work of art. Such talent. I can barely make mittens. Be well.

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  27. Karen, your knitting projects never cease to amaze me. This one is no exception. Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  28. Wow, it is gorgeous Karen. And I love it with the shawl pin :) The beads are just the right touch.

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the detail pictures of the beautiful lace. And also, thanks for not saying it was easy. hehe. Chart heavy and imaginary graph paper swirls in my mind and I need a cocktail ;) Truly wonderful, functional knit!

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  30. stunning!!!! the beading is subtle but gorgeous!!!

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  31. Beautiful shawl, Karen, and the beading is a perfect touch. I love your shawl pin, too.

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  32. Completely and utterly stunning!!!
    I think this shawl is perfect, and I love the shawl pin as well.
    Congratulations xxx

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  33. Oh Karen this is beautiful! Well worth the effort. Simply splendid!

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  34. Stunning and so elegant in that beautiful gray.

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  35. This is absolutely gorgeous. The beading is just the right amount, too.
    It's chilly and grey here today and I think you could get away with wearing a shawl...

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  36. It's gorgeous, elegant, and very you. And grey ... I do love a grey shawl :)

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  37. Wow, this is just so cool that you can knit like that! I am amazed every time you finish something :) I really love the beads since they're not over-done, that sprinkle is perfect!

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  38. Beautiful, as always. I LOVE the color too!

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  39. wow! how beautiful and I really like color! The beads are the perfect touch!

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