I made this shawl for my niece. It is from Cheryl Oberle"s "Folk Shawls". I used Briggs and Little Sport on 5.5mm.
Really beautiful. I can see the Olson twins wearing something like that. I'm curently working on the much much simpler Prarie shawl from Folk Shawls. What a great book. I like the way her patterns can work you in to ever more complex lace.
Looks great, I'm sure your niece will be thrilled. Was the ruffle knitted on at the end or part of the border?
I have an Indian man's shawl which I wear around the house. It's made from pashmina, very light and warm. Unfortunately it only came in one colour, beige, not a colour I usually wear.
The ruffle was knitted sideways after the border was finished.
It's lovely..I'm sure she'll be thrilled. It reminds me of a book I saw at the library of handknits/crochet for the house...all these beautiful pristine white coverlets, runners, etc etc etc. I thought, no one does work like tht any more...and VIOLA, a beautiful pristine old fashioned traditional shawl. Bravo.
I am definitely moving in the direction of doing work 'like that anymore'. While I enjoy working on sweaters, hats, scarves, etc., I'm finding that I LOVE working lace. The patterns created by the positive/negative space just fascinates me. Plus, since almost every row is different, it's incredibly fascinating. I just don't get bored...period. And thanks, btw, to MMario whose Queen Anne's Lace shawl got me into this lace thing.
Only problem is that there just isn't much demand for lace chair covers, armrest covers, curtains, doilies, etc. So basically I'm just saying "screw it...I'm knitting these things just for the sheer fun creative pleasure"
I have this vision that when I die people will discover this hoard of what looks like antique lace and say "WTF???"
And btw QueerJoe, I also wear a shawl.....
....around the house where no one can see me. While it's very warm and comforting, I'm just not enough of a confident princess to wear it outside. (grin!!!) Maybe one day when I finally succumb and do drag. I'm getting to the age where geriatric drag will be a definite possibility. A shawl will be perfect.
Somewhere, I have a pattern for what we joking called a "manly shawl"...It was knit in a navy wool with a rather architectural lace pattern...It looked like a rectangle with a slit up the longway going about halfway...I think there is some history of it in the fishing communities? It was designed to be secured with a belt. Reminded me of this. Good for you for wearing a shawl in the comfort of your own...My favorite sweater is a fuzzy mohair number which I wear out in public whenever possible. LOL [img_assist|nid=2220|title=Bob in a (gasp) LYS just prior to buying (gasp) MORE YARN|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=150|height=200]
(sorry, I don't think the photo link is working)
I love the picture of you wearing it for two reasons...
First...you're wearing it...lol
Second, it shows the gentle ruffle of the edge that Asbjörn mentions.
Beautiful, and the knitting is so even. How long did it take and what is the fiber in the yarn?
I only taught two classes so I had loads of time and made this in less than two weeks. The yarn is l00% wool. Thanks.
Oh wow, this is so lovely. I bet your niece loves it. The pattern and the knitting are amazing and I like that bit of flaring the border has when worn. Great work.
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