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
WOW. Just ... WOW.ReplyDelete
oh, karen....this one is absolutely fantastic!!!!! love your colour choices....simply gorgeous!ReplyDelete
GORGEOUS! I love your color choices and this turned out so well. It is beautiful! Congratulations on a fabulous finish!! What's next????ReplyDelete
Oh so pretty and I love how the alpaca drapes. It is just perfect for a good snuggle up.ReplyDelete
It's amazing! You are going to love wearing it this winter!ReplyDelete
The shawl is so beautiful and the silk alpaca content gives it a lovely drape! Well done!ReplyDelete
It is stunning. Thanks for the honest part about alpaca and stickiness.ReplyDelete
It came out so so beautifully. Im so happy for you
It is so lovely, enjoy wearing it!ReplyDelete
It is beautiful!!! Love it!ReplyDelete
Wow, it's so beautiful! Love that lace!ReplyDelete
Holy Cow! That's beautiful! I will NEVER be able to do this! :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous, as ever!ReplyDelete
Absolutely GORGEOUS, Karen!ReplyDelete
It is a thing of beauty, STUNNING!!!! My favourite thing ever I LOVE everything about it.ReplyDelete
Stunning! It is simply gorgeous, great job!ReplyDelete
That is a work of art! Did you use wooden needles for that fiber blend?ReplyDelete
Wow that is beautiful, really beautiful.ReplyDelete
Wow, beautiful! And it drapes wonderfully.ReplyDelete
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 heeReplyDelete
blessings ~ tanna
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 .ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Love the colours and the striping!ReplyDelete
This shawl is BEAUTIFUL, Karen. You are a very talented knitter.ReplyDelete
Your color choice is perfect!
I'll also say wow, just wow! I love the colour!ReplyDelete
Love it....soooo beautiful! You have a gift for pairing yarn/patterns. Can't wait to see what comes on the needles next!ReplyDelete
Fabulous! I love it.ReplyDelete
So beautiful. Well done!ReplyDelete
That is a fabulous shawl! I might have to make one. Your color choice is delicious!ReplyDelete
This is such a stunning shawl!!ReplyDelete
This shawl is beautiful, Karen! I love how it's girly with the lace but the stripes make it very modern.ReplyDelete