Shetland Tea Shawl

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From 'Gathering of Lace' with a few changes (of course!)

I started the edge a couple days ago and should get a picture tonight. (Posting this should motivate me)

It's done in a mixture of Knitpicks 'Alpaca Cloud' in the Autumn colourway and 'Shadow' (lace weight merino) in the Sunset colourway. The two yarns are remarkably similar. I alternated rows through a good portion of the shawl; mostly to use up a partiel skein of the Autumn I had left from another project. I will most likely have to wind another skein of the Autumn to finish it, but hey - excuse to buy more!

What other changes - lemmee see, I threw in a band of Madiera Mesh before the shetland lace band, changed the horseshoe lace to a variant alternating two sizes and changed the Madiera diamonds to a Madiera Cascade variation - but otherwise it's GOL's Shetland Tea Shawl.

oh right - instead of the beech leaf pattern for the edge in GOL I'm using a simple leaf edge from a late 1800's knitting guide.

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I see I never mentioned that

I see I never mentioned that this was finished. well - I do have 15 stitches to graft, one end to weave in and blocking to do - but the knitting is done.

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About two-thirds of the edge

About two-thirds of the edge done - it's almost 50 inches in diameter with no blocking at all - so should have no problems blocking it out to a decent size. I like the cathedral window effect of the center. see attached file shetland-2

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half the edge done. MMario -

half the edge done.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I play a character who does.

Eikon's picture

Lace knitters scare me.

Lace knitters scare me. :)

You know in 1600 you could have gotten a team of oxen for that?

~Jason

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sadly - probably only one

sadly - probably only one ox. My knitting is WAY too coarse; a good knitter in those time worked at a guage of 20 or more stitches per inch - most of my stuff is down around 3 or 4 stitches per inch.

However another project did draw the attention of Her Moste Gracious Majestie Elizabeth Tudor (God Save the Queen!) who did present me with a small token of her esteem whilst I was in 1585 this sumer past.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I play a character who does.

Kerry's picture

Wow, that looks beautiful,

Wow, that looks beautiful, and the colour I love.

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the colour is nowhere near

the colour is nowhere near true - which is what happens when you take flash photos at night in bad lighting. *grin* see
SUNSET under the shadow line at knitpicks
or
AUTUMN under the Alpaca Cloud (also Knitpicks) for a better colour sense.

I tried to put in links but for some reason couldn't get them to work.** corrected the links - MM

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I play a character who does.

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I am so impressed! Lace

I am so impressed! Lace knitting is so beautiful and you're obviously an expert at it. Well done!

My knitting is totally tubular!

Bill's picture

WOW ! That's beautiful

WOW ! That's beautiful !!!
...that colour glows!

See? I need to get that

See? I need to get that book. Do you really like it? I always worry that these books might be just a bit to 'trendy' to my liking, but with your endorsement, I'll spring for a copy.

I usually just grab Walker and do a rough outline/pattern and forge ahead. Anyway, as always admiring your pluck and 'on-task' method.

Alles Beste,
~Mike in Tampa (who one of these days need to post some of his stuff. I dunno why I haven't - just never did it. . . )

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MMario, I can't wait to see

MMario, I can't wait to see a photo, sounds beautiful. I'm enjoying some lace knitting at present.