FO: Faux Spanish Lace Shawl

Asbjörn's picture

Well, after about a month of sporadic knitting, I've completed Mmario's Faux Spanish Lace shawl for my "Nana". This was such a fun item to knit, I think I may have to try one in laceweight later but this one was intended for an old Pennsylvania house and one Grandmother who catches every chill it lets in. I really would recommend this pattern to anyone but it would be especially rewarding as a beginner's project. Also, this pattern is a quick knit, there's no reason it should take a month, I just knit here and there when I get the time. Thanks Mmario for sharing your talent with all of us.
Some Specs:
Pattern: Faux Spanish Lace by Mmario
Made For: Nana Mary Martin
Needles: KP Harmony Interchangeables size US10.5/6.5mm
Fiber: 100% Wool
Fiber Weight: Worsted
Fiber Brand: Lion Wool by Lion Brand
Colorway: Scarlet
Fiber Amount: 419 Meters (458.2 yards)
Finished Size: 155cm (61") across top x 91cm (36") down center

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Kerry's picture

Looks great, and do try a

Looks great, and do try a laceweight shawl they are not as daunting as they may seem.

Asbjörn's picture

Actually, I think I'm

Actually, I think I'm getting to that point. When I started this shawl, I took the suggestion of using 8mm needles and it felt horrible. I remember my first scarf was knitted on 12mm needles and I thought I could never work with something small, now my hands don't even like 8mm. I'm getting there, my preferred needle size is getting smaller and smaller. _____________________________
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MMario's picture

I keep hoping one of you

I keep hoping one of you guys will knit up 'Placida Flamingo' - which is the same faux spanish done as a top down double triangle. I needs a good picture. *grin*

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Asbjörn's picture

I'll have to keep that in

I'll have to keep that in mind if I do this again. It could lend a bit of variety if I do a laceweight version.
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ronhuber's picture

I hope you found your shawl

I hope you found your shawl to be a satisfying knit. It is so beautiful and the colour is right on. What wonderful photography as well. Your nana is going to love this.

Asbjörn's picture

This was quite a satisfying

This was quite a satisfying knit, I could actually converse while knitting (unlike the Liesel scarf where all I could muster was "wait until I'm done with this row").
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MMario's picture

hee-hee! And the beauty is

hee-hee! And the beauty is that it doesn't *look* like it's that simple! gotta love that kind of pattern. even if it really isn't anything more then a big swatch.

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Asbjörn's picture

You're right, it doesn't

You're right, it doesn't look simple at all. It is the art of knitting deception.
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Mnjack's picture

Great job. Love the color

Great job. Love the color and your photos really showed the detail.

Aaronknits's picture

Oooooh, that looks stunning

Oooooh, that looks stunning in red! Great job!

may have to make another one of these soon.

This is beautiful and I love

This is beautiful and I love the colour. Your Nana will love it.

TomH's picture

Wonderful. Nana will be

Wonderful. Nana will be thrilled. You did a beautiful job. The color and photographs are great, too.