Scotland Highland Triangle Shawl

RickMartin's picture

This is the Highlands Shawl from Cheryl Oberle's book, Folk Shawls.

I knit it on laceweight yarn instead of the "standard" worsted weight. Using a US size 3 needle it still ended up being a generous 90"x44" in size. The yarn is Alpaca with a Twist, Fino. It took approximately 745 yards. (My experience with her book is that the sizes she gives are much smaller than actual - I must be a VERY loose knitter - no comments please.)

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Beautiful! Another great piece of work. And, we will have to ask Kathy just how loose you are...I mean KNIT!

GreggC

GreggC

RickMartin's picture

Hey buddy - thanks...and btw...if you call her "Kathy" she'll definitely hit you! She's very particular about it being "Kathleen." That's why I love her - she's so particular (and yet she puts up with me).
Rick

Rick

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is a nice piece of knitting, Rick. The lovely thing about shawls is that the finished size can be larger, it isn't such a big deal. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

jody_designer's picture

Amazing work!

RickMartin's picture

Wow - I just read your bio...a skein of yarn, $14.50 (depending on the type); a beautifully knit shawl, $14.50 + labor; a compliment from you, priceless!
Rick

Rick

KenInMaine's picture

Wow, what a beautiful shawl. Congratulations on a lovely piece of work!

RickMartin's picture

Thank you!
Rick

Rick

Kerry's picture

Beautiful shawl Rick, you've made a lovely job of it.

MMario's picture

You are just cranking out the shawls! Beautiful work!

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kiwiknitter's picture

Very admirable work! Well done.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly