Sunday, August 02, 2009

Knitting Large

Irtfa'a is done!! And she's a beaut. (On Ravelry.)

It came out just as I'd hoped. The fabric is light, soft and yet warm. I did a full on wet-block, giving it a nice bath in some Soak and it seems to have lightened the color. It looks much whiter in these images than it did before.

I didn't have enough pins to pin out each point individually, so I pinned two together as you can see in the above photo. I don't think you'd notice it if I didn't point it out, so I'm okay with it.

The size of it is perfect. I'm tall, at 5'9" so many shawls come out short on me. Using the mohair/silk blend yarn allowed me to go up a few needle sizes from the recommended 3.5mm to a 4mm resulting in a larger shawl.


The pattern is perfect. I loved the flow of one lace stitch into the next. I didn't change a thing, except to fudge my boo-boos. It's going to be hard to find another project I enjoyed as much as this one.

18 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow!!! It came together absolutely GORGEOUS!! And it looks GORGEOUS on you too. :-)

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  2. Spectacular! And I agree with Dave that it looks gorgeous on you!! So very elegant.

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  3. Oh my goodness, Laurie! It is an heirloom. Breathtaking!

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  4. Magnificent! And it looks feather-light, so beautiful on you! [I like the hairdo, too.] Good idea to pin two points together.

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  5. Stunning!
    Now you really NEED a golden landau and 8 white horses.

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  6. That is really lovely!

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  7. OO-La-La, tres chic.

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  8. Gorgeous, looks so soft & lovely. I bought lace weight this weekend, inspired by you.

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  9. GORGEOUS!!! Such a beautiful elegant shawl - I love the last picture - looks so pretty on you!

    (and to think I ripped mine out - OUCH!)

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  10. Such a BEAUTIFUL shawl!
    [applause]

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  11. Really impressive! As someone who is relatively new to lace, I am nowhere near being able to contemplate pulling such a shawl together myself.
    Congratulations on an amazing finished object.

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  12. Well look at you! You look stunning in your new gorgeous shawl. Nicely done my friend!

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  13. Anonymous4:21 am

    The shawl looks just wonderful! You sure completed it quickly.
    Esther

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  14. Anonymous6:15 pm

    Laurie, it's absolutely stunning!! And beautiful on you.

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  15. Oh, gorgeous! Wonderful knitting, and you look great in it.

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  16. Great job. The shawl is absolutely lovely.

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  17. WOW! You did an absolutely fabulous job. Wear it in the best of health!

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