This is a shawl I knitted along with the EZasPi Yahoo Group. It's a knit-along where pattern clues are given over a period of a few weeks and knitters select which patterns they want to use to create their own particular shawl. I chose the lacier-type patterns because I wanted to create a lacey-type shawl. Many of the pattern options were picture type patterns of flowers, bugs, garden insects, etc. Therefore, the name of the knit along, "Bugs in the Garden Shawl." My shawl blocked to 72 inches across (diameter).
I finished knitting the shawl the beginning of August and finally got around to blocking it. I have never blocked anything before so was a bit overwhelmed with the notion of blocking a shawl. But I just bit the bullet and moved forward since I do want to give the shawl to my sister as a birthday present (a late present, that is.)
The photo shows the shawl still pinned out onto my make shift blocking board. I'll unpin it tomorrow when we return from our weekend away. Knit using #7 US KnitPicks Options needles. I first used a 40" needle then switched to a 60" needle.
I'm also attaching another image to show a detail of the center of the shawl. The coloring of the detail photo isn't too good. The yarn is really a nice, true red color.