White Out Shawl Complete


Over the weekend, I cast off the last stitch of this mammoth forever knit.  I have to tell you, this shawl is huge.  Because of the alpaca-silk content, I will be warm no matter the weather whatever the weather may be this winter.


While I was knitting this shawl, I kept wondering how it would turn into a triangle since it was knit tip to tip.  The designer is a magician and after a gentle blocking - boom -  a triangle!


The past few summers, I've had a lace weight knit on the needles.  I find the massive amount of knitting soothing and the lightness of the project bag perfect for car or travel knitting.  Even though I ripped out this shawl and restarted with smaller needles and no mistakes, I enjoyed the project.


The pattern is well written and includes charts for the lace sections.  I recommend this pattern for an intermediate or advanced knitter.  Knitting with an alpaca-silk blend is tricky because of the slickness of the yarn.  For more control, knitting with wool and silk would give more grip of the stitches.

However, I love the drape of alpaca and silk blends.

Ravelry notes are here


Comments

  1. oh, karen....this one is absolutely fantastic!!!!! love your colour choices....simply gorgeous!

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  2. GORGEOUS! I love your color choices and this turned out so well. It is beautiful! Congratulations on a fabulous finish!! What's next????

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  3. Oh so pretty and I love how the alpaca drapes. It is just perfect for a good snuggle up.

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  4. It's amazing! You are going to love wearing it this winter!

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  5. The shawl is so beautiful and the silk alpaca content gives it a lovely drape! Well done!

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  6. It is stunning. Thanks for the honest part about alpaca and stickiness.
    It came out so so beautifully. Im so happy for you

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  7. It is so lovely, enjoy wearing it!

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  8. Wow, it's so beautiful! Love that lace!

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  9. Holy Cow! That's beautiful! I will NEVER be able to do this! :)

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  10. It is a thing of beauty, STUNNING!!!! My favourite thing ever I LOVE everything about it.

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  11. Stunning! It is simply gorgeous, great job!

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  12. That is a work of art! Did you use wooden needles for that fiber blend?

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  13. Wow that is beautiful, really beautiful.

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  14. Wow, beautiful! And it drapes wonderfully.

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  15. A.B.S.O.L.U.T.E.L.Y. stunning!!! Love every thing about this! The size. The color. The weight. Just perfect! Well done! If it goes missing don't look for it in Texas. ;) hee hee
    blessings ~ tanna

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  16. It's beautiful. I must say I do love a huge wrap. And the lightness will make it easy to pop into your bag when you might need an extra layer .

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  17. Beautiful! Love the colours and the striping!

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  18. This shawl is BEAUTIFUL, Karen. You are a very talented knitter.
    Your color choice is perfect!

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  19. I'll also say wow, just wow! I love the colour!

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  20. Love it....soooo beautiful! You have a gift for pairing yarn/patterns. Can't wait to see what comes on the needles next!

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  21. That is a fabulous shawl! I might have to make one. Your color choice is delicious!

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  22. This is such a stunning shawl!!

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  23. This shawl is beautiful, Karen! I love how it's girly with the lace but the stripes make it very modern.

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