Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Shawl is Finished (Applause)

So, here it is. All finished and ready to go. It turned out so nice that I had a hard time giving it away. My daughter also loved it--I am sure she will see one for herself for her birthday.
I believe I mentioned the specifics in a previous post, but just in case I didn't give all of them: the pattern was from "Vogue Knitting Shawls--on the go!" pgs. 68-69. The designer was Veronica Manno and the name of the pattern is "Vine-stitch Wrap". The entire book has wonderful patterns! I definately recommend this for anyones' collection of patterns. I added a pattern repeat, so there are 7 rows of vines. I also went up a needle size in order to get the gauge correct.

I also made it a few inches longer than the pattern called for. The yarn was KnitPicks Main Line (75% pima cotton, 25%merino wool). A little warm for Summer time (unless you are trying to be comfortable in a doctors office, restaurant, theatre, etc where they think you need to feel like you are in an ice box!), but it will serve its purpose for the special person that is waiting for it in Washington State.

Here is a close-up of the patterning. So simple to make, yet it looks difficult. Not bad for my first lace shawl ever!

4 comments:

Annie said...

Gorgeous shawl. Cute model.

Tama said...

That was not her favorite picture, but I thought it was the best one. I love that shawl!

Anni said...

Wow, that looks gorgous and so does the model. Well done.

Kimberly said...

Wow...that's beautiful! And your daughter is an amazing model. Love that first picture of her looking all coy. =)