Woodlands Shawl

RickMartin's picture

I just completed this Woodland's Shawl. A very easy lace and quick knit.

I used approx 620 yards of 50/50 wool silk Sage colored Zephyr (the yarn was doubled) on a size US 6 needle.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Another lovely bit of

Another lovely bit of knitting. Hope the neuropathy eases up so you can swallow better. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kerry's picture

A beautiful shawl Rick, your

A beautiful shawl Rick, your friend will love it.

Buck Strong's picture

It's beautiful! I really

It's beautiful! I really like the colour. Is it a gift for you or someone else?

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera

RickMartin's picture

It's a gift for a woman who

It's a gift for a woman who has been bringing me soup! Somehow I've lost the ability to swallow so she's been bringing me soup. The lack of swallowing is caused by central nervous system neuropathy which has been developed from complications of being a Type 1 diabetic for over 45 years.

I figure she's giving me sustenance - the least I can do is give her warmth!

Gregory Patrick's picture

THAT is freakin' beautiful.

THAT is freakin' beautiful. VERY beautiful. So, no delays, throw it up on etsy and sell it....(Or artfire.com, or bigcartel.) But, its an artistically wonderful piece and should not go unnoticed...or unfetched. CHEERS!

potterdc's picture

Really beautiful. Mostly

Really beautiful. Mostly though, I love the fact that there are people who can lump the words "easy," "lace," and "quick" in the same sentence! I don't think I'll ever be putting those together!

Way to go!
Jonathan in DC

WillyG's picture

An easy bloke stopped in for

An easy bloke stopped in for a quick one, and when he bent over to lace his shoe the stranger in the booth cast a furtive glance.

RickMartin's picture

Hi Jonathan, You know it's

Hi Jonathan,

You know it's really much easier to make a lace shawl than it looks. Just randomly throw in a few knit two togethers and some yarn overs and suddenly it's lace!

I cannot make two sleeves the same length, a neck hole that is big enough for a head without sliding down off the shoulders, two socks the same size, or a body of a sweater that is small enough for just one torso. But yet, "easy," "lace," and "quick" go together perfectly for me.

I guess to each his (or her) own!

Love it, love it, love it

Love it, love it, love it and the colour is gorgeous.

WillyG's picture

As always, beautiful work.

As always, beautiful work.

My other reaction... wait- where'd that harp come from? Do you play?

Tom Hart's picture

Another stunner. It's just

Another stunner. It's just beautiful. I'm getting curiouser and curiouser about lace. I'm thinking about possibly doing some curtains one day. With linen yarn, I'd imagine. I'm guessing that there's lots of lace instruction on YouTube. Is that how you learned?

RickMartin's picture

I learned doing Debbie

I learned doing Debbie Macomber's "Alix's Prayer Shawl." I knew how to do yarn overs and knit two togethers. The rest was learning to read a chart and somehow that seemed very intuitive to me. And the rest...well going on sites like this and asking questions!

Knittinghelp.com has a lot of videos that show the various techniques too.

MMario's picture

Rick has a talent for lace.

Rick has a talent for lace.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I definitely second that

I definitely second that comment. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Thinman's picture

Beautiful work as always!

Beautiful work as always! Nice presentation too.

steve kadel's picture

very nice. love the

very nice. love the softness of the color

we won't just get a cat, nubby nu nu, will manifest a kitten from our love...and lint from our hemp socks