My swallowtail shawl is complete :) I am really pleased with it. As you can see, I was the model AND the photographer. Oh the things one is capable of doing when there is a will. I liked this pattern and thought it was easier than most to follow. However, I have had to pick up many dropped stitches while knitting because I think the yarn, Silky Alpaca Lace is quite slippery and I was not focusing. I think a wool would be better for a beginner lace knitter. I loved the Silky Alpaca and would knit with it again.
I know I have posted before on the wonders of blocking but I have to again. I blocked the daylights out of this shawl after a 20 minute soak in wool wash and it came out perfectly. I really like the lacy open look.
I know it is evil but I wish it was cold outside so I could wear it. Patience is not one of my virtues ;)
This turned out so beautiful. I love the lacy look, might just have to give it a try some day. I am currently knitting one of the shawls from the Estonian Lace book.ReplyDelete
That is just so beautiful! I hope to some day have the patience for lace. And.. you know.. a place to block things. (:ReplyDelete
You finished it!! Hooray!! It is so very beautiful and I'm with you...bring on theReplyDelete
cold weather. Have a great Memorial Day
You are a knitting genius-so beautiful! Wow!ReplyDelete
xo, Angela (Peach Coglo)