Stonecrop Shawl Complete


Last week I finished the shawl and quickly soaked it in wool wash and fingered it out to block.  I decided against pinning out the shawl because it's cashmere and cashmere is fragile.  I do love how soft the yarn is, but I think aplaca and wool silk blends are just as soft.


The pattern was interesting to knit, there were three main charts, two for the edgings and one main central panel.  I had a time of it remembering where I was on the charts since they do not align.  Kept me on my toes!!


Of course, if I would have used a tool such as a sticky note or a pad of paper then that would have solved my problem, but where is the fun in that??  and life lines??? no way, I like to live on the edge.  Luckily I did not have to unknit much if at all.


I love laceweight shawls to wear because they are light and airy.  This shawl does match the dress I will most likely be wearing to the wedding.  I might be wearing this shawl to the wedding as well.  However, when July rolls around I might change my mind which happens at times because I'm fickle with clothes.


I'd say this is a shawl for an experienced knitter or a very adventurous intermediate knitter.  No written directions for the charts so one must be madly in love with chart reading (I am!).
The directions were clear, concise and I did not find one single mistake, lovely tech editing :)


Ravelry notes are here  Also check out the knit along post over at girls in sheep clothing and a few boys too

Comments

  1. It's beautiful Karen and I love the color. I found using two stitch counters helped me determine where I was on which chart and I did use highlighter tape on the main chart. No life line here either, it's fun living dangerously!

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  2. How beautiful! Congratulations on such a lovely finish.

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  3. It is gorgeous Karen. Love the colour!

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  4. It is beautiful, an amazing creation and very fitting for a wedding.

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  5. wow, this is very beautiful! Lovely colour too. I only did one lace shawl so far and I used lifelines, because there would have been no way to go back without it. I was glad I didn't use them though ;-)

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  6. Beautiful, Karen! Absolutely stunning!

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  7. oh, Karen. This is absolutely stunning!!! It really will make a perfect wedding accessory.

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  8. Karen that is the prettiest shawl I've ever seen!!!!! My grandmother would just love it. Too bad that it will take me year! (and I mean YEARS) to get to this level. The color is perfect. Love it!
    Thank you for your kind remarks about my scarf... :)

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  9. So airy and delicate - you have the patience of a saint! Gorgeous colour too :)

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  10. That's amazing! It looks so complicated, it would look perfect for attending a wedding.

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  11. Gorgeous shawl! And I agree, I like living on the edge...or at least I like living on the edge when I'm knitting :)

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  12. You truly are a master Karen, such a beautiful, beautiful shawl. Tremendous job.
    So delicate and airy- I bet you will get so many compliments wearing this :)

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  13. Wow, that is so beautiful, Karen. Delicate and lovely and the color is stunning. I am inspired to finish my shawl in time for a summer wedding this year too!

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  14. Stunning. Gorgeous. Heirloom worthy

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  15. Oh my this is so so so so nice, so beautiful!

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  16. Karen the shawl looks so delicate and pretty! I adore it and the color is perfect. Now I just wonder what it'll look like with the dress... Beautiful knitting as always!

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  17. what a masterpiece Karen !!! you might have to frame it after the wedding... I'm it is going to be gorgeous on you !!!

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  18. Your shawl is beautiful and the knitting is gorgeous. It is perfect for the Mother of the Bride!

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  19. Karen, it is stunning! 💖. Such beautiful work!

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  20. You make lace knitting look so easy! Gorgeous color.

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  21. Beautiful!!!! I love the colour and the laciness of it too! xx

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  22. You will have to keep it hanging in front of the window so you can easily admire all that gorgeous laciness, such a stunning piece

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  23. Love. love. love. this, Karen!!! It is so very beautiful! I have to chuckle... I like living on the edge with no life lines either. LOL! This one is just exquisite. Well done! blessings ~ tanna
    ps THIS almost stirs my mojo!! ;)

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  24. You are very adventurous to knit without a sticky note! Your intrepidness paid off with a big bonus of a truly gorgeous shawl. Wear it long, wear it well.

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  25. You are one rowdy knitter with your no life-lines and stickies.
    Beautiful, Karen!

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  26. wow, it is so beautiful!!! Well done! so delicate, airy and light! but with that blue, what a beauty!

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  27. Beautiful! Reminds me of the lace my Grandma used to tat.

    I use sticky note arrows to keep track of where I am on a chart - works great until the sticky note falls off! LOL.

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  28. Sticky notes are good and I do use them. I am not as good as I should be about life lines.
    Anyway, that is a stunning shawl. It would be perfect for a wedding.

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  29. Well, I have to say, it would make me very happy if you wore that to the wedding. Such a treat that I found this when I just happened to look at your blog today! The color looks amazing and I am so happy you could make something so beautiful out of that skein.

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    1. thank you! I'm thrilled to bits with the shawl and thank you for a lovely present :)

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  30. Mmmm. I think that is destined to become an heirloom piece. I could see it with everything from formal to casual, although it's so lovely, I would have trouble actually using it! As always, your beautiful pieces are an inspiration.

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  31. Stunning! Reading charts used to scare me so much, but after a pair of kilt socks for my father in law with six different charts, I feel like I could tackle anything. But no post its or life lines???? You do live on the edge :) Well done, you!

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