Faux Spanish Lace Shawl ala MMario....

teejtc's picture

Let me first say this: I've knit scarves, hats, socks, and sweaters but NEVER done anything more difficult than a simple seed stitch. Yet, when MMario put up the pattern for a Faux Spanish Lace Shawl I couldn't help but give it a try. I LOVE THIS PATTERN!

There are a few boo-boos, but I'm REALLY happy with how it turned out - and just in time for our church's annual Harvest Festival/Soup & Pie Supper/Auction on Saturday. (Anyone live in SW Michigan? I'd love to meet you -- I'll even pick up the tab for your meal!) We'll see how it goes on the auction. I'm also putting in the Pumpkin version of Ann Norling's "Kid's Fruit Cap" -- another great (and REALLY simply) pattern.

MMario...thanks!

Grace and Peace,
`tim

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VillageKnittiot's picture

Now I really want to try

Now I really want to try something large than the swatch! I have a skein of Blue Heron beaded rayon in orange (525yrds) that's begging to become a shawl. No time like the present! Thanks for giving the dimensions. Any idea how many yards you used? Yarn gauge?

Regards,

Kerry

MMario's picture

Kerry - if you measure off 2

Kerry - if you measure off 2 yards and knit it in pattern - measure at the end of the two yards from tip to needle - your 500 -ish yards should get you 5 times that "depth" to your triangle - the width will be roughly twice the depth.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

teejtc's picture

I couldn't tell you yardage

I couldn't tell you yardage for sure, but I'd guess about 300 yards. And, well.... um.... I didn't guage :-) Almost never do....

Grace and Peace,
`tim

MMario's picture

I think he wants to know

I think he wants to know weight of the yarn - and maybe needle size.

I'm trying to think what I used on the last one I did - and I think it was about 700 yds of sock yarn. - size 8 US needles.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

teejtc's picture

oh... sorry :-) I used

oh... sorry :-)

I used sock-weight yarn and size 11 needles. (I think).

Grace and Peace,
`tim

MasonM's picture

Looks great. You did a

Looks great. You did a fantastic job of it.

Mason

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Aaronknits's picture

Very nice!!! The monitor I'm

Very nice!!! The monitor I'm using isn't the best, but did you do that in black? I've got one in progress in black. I wasn't happy leaving some of my more recent boo boos so I had to take it back a few rows.

teejtc's picture

It's really more of a

It's really more of a charcoal than a black, but yes (I just used something I had on hand)

I know what you mean with the problems - it's frustrating. I DID find mistakes difficult to take out with this pattern but that's probably because I'm new to the idea of using pattern stitches.

Grace and Peace,
`tim

MMario's picture

No, mistakes would probably

No, mistakes would probably be harder to tink in this pattern beacuse of the preponderence of decreases. And double decreases, I find, are a female dog to tink.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

MMario's picture

Love the colour! What were

Love the colour! What were your final dimensions?

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

teejtc's picture

It's actually a little bit

It's actually a little bit smaller than it probably should be. The top is 43 inches wide and if you measure down the middle to the tip, it's 30 inches long. I think I should have probably gone another 6 inches or so to make it a better size for an adult, but I wanted to quit.. :-) so I did.

Grace and Peace,
`tim

MMario's picture

I'd say that's about perfect

I'd say that's about perfect then! *grin*

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

TomH's picture

Beautiful shawl. Congrats!

Beautiful shawl. Congrats! Do you have any close up photos? The dark color is great.

teejtc's picture

**POST EDITED** For some

**POST EDITED**

For some reason, I didn't get the picture attach-er to work correctly. I've posted a closer-view of the pattern on my regular blog:

here

Grace and peace,
`tim