Aspen Leaf Wrap

RickMartin's picture

I made this shawl/wrap for a friend recently diagnosed with an agressive breast cancer. She will be undergoing a double mastectomy in about a week.

This shawl by Evelyn A. Clark was perfect - a VERY fast knit. I used Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool (45% Wool/35% Silk/20% Nylon) and a US #9 needle. Due to the yarn and bigger needle size I did the scarf size however it turned out to be 25"x68" and could easily have been blocked even larger.

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mrossnyc's picture

Gorgeous scarf, what a great

Gorgeous scarf, what a great gift. I hope all goes well with your friend.

Aaronknits's picture

Excellent job!!! Your

Excellent job!!! Your friend is sure to love it!

I love Evelyn Clark's lace patterns. They're so well written, easy to follow, and always just lovely!

Kerry's picture

Rick, beautiful wrap, and

Rick, beautiful wrap, and the yarn looks lovely.

BuduR's picture

Just what the world needs,

Just what the world needs, another tree hugger O.o

But beautiful none the less!
MWK's Token Estrogen-American

Mr.Rochester's picture

Absolutely gorgeous! Your

Absolutely gorgeous! Your friend will love it. Can I ask you how long it took to knit?

RickMartin's picture

Something peculiar going on

Something peculiar going on - I answered this but it didn't show up - so if it's a double posting I'm sorry - it took about eight to ten hours over about a week and a half - but I've been told I'm pretty fast. But I'm not sure if they were talking about my knitting!

Rick

Very beautiful Rick! What a

Very beautiful Rick! What a nice gift. I love the blue....

scottly's picture

SilkyWool is one of my

SilkyWool is one of my favorite yarns for lace projects. And you've done a beautiful job - very nice indeed!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

As Dave said...Lovely. --

As Dave said...Lovely. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Another beautiful piece - I

Another beautiful piece - I have envy issues!

QueerJoe's picture

I have to agree with

I have to agree with everyone so far...you did a beautiful job on this...you choose some of the most interesting and beautiful yarns and colors for your projects and your knitting is superb.

RickMartin's picture

Ah, gee. You guys flatter

Ah, gee. You guys flatter me way too much - afterall it's just sticks and string right?
Rick

MMario's picture

It's that Colorada Scarf

It's that Colorada Scarf Spruce that's your secret, right?

(BTW - it makes a great model and background)

crmartin's picture

Gorgeous as usual! You have

Gorgeous as usual! You have become a true master of lace knitting.

Randy

daveballarat's picture

Lovely... Dave Istanbul,

Lovely...
Dave
Istanbul, Turkey

MMario's picture

Nice! Simple, elegant, and

Nice! Simple, elegant, and the colour is great. YOur stitches are so d8mn even! I'm jealous!

MMario

RickMartin's picture

Thanks for the compliment -

Thanks for the compliment - and now I'm back to the Wedding Peacock - fortunately the daughter still has no bf that I'm aware of so I should be able to finish it before any wedding!
Rick

MMario's picture

Anticipatory knitting helps

Anticipatory knitting helps meet those crucial deadlines.....*grin*