Swallowtail Shawl

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 ;)


  1. 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.

  2. That is just so beautiful! I hope to some day have the patience for lace. And.. you know.. a place to block things. (:

  3. You finished it!! Hooray!! It is so very beautiful and I'm with you...bring on the
    cold weather. Have a great Memorial Day

  4. You are a knitting genius-so beautiful! Wow!
    xo, Angela (Peach Coglo)


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