queen anne's lace shawl

steve kadel's picture

finished a gicft for my aunt's 80th bday. it's hand dyed silk on size 8s and came out to about 48 inches in diameter form a little over 1100 yds of lace weight silk

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ronhuber's picture

Certainly a beautiful shawl.

Certainly a beautiful shawl. Your aunt will love it. Great knitting.

WonderMike's picture

It's glorious, Steve!!! Love

It's glorious, Steve!!! Love it, love it, love it. Your Aunt is one lucky lady.

steve kadel's picture

thanks. how are things?

thanks. how are things?

Aaronknits's picture

Excellent work! I'm going

Excellent work!

I'm going to sit down and rearrange my "to do" list and put this one at the top.

Thomasknits's picture

Props to Mmario for such a

Props to Mmario for such a fun pattern, and a gorgeous one at that. The only reason mine is incomplete is because I had other projects that had due dates, and now I'm taking a break on a nice and easy pair of socks.
-Thomas

MMario's picture

? ! ? You don't find the

? ! ? You don't find the neverending bind-off fun and relaxing? I am shocked!

Thomasknits's picture

I mean...it's just not as

I mean...it's just not as fun as all of the cleverly placed yo's and such.
-Thomas

chipsir's picture

I am ashamed to admit it but

I am ashamed to admit it but I have just cast this on and am around row 35 and I am so excited the other thirty odd projects are tossed to one side even the two designing projects have taken a back seat. I am using Malabrigo lace weight, colourway is Seafoam. Hope mine turns out as nicely as yours.

MMario's picture

You are having the same

You are having the same reaction a lot of people have to QAL. I have to admit I don't understand it, but it certainly gives me a boost in the ego.

That does look nice. What

That does look nice. What kinds of yarn do you look for when considering doing a shawl like that?

steve kadel's picture

lace weight worked for me.

lace weight worked for me. i liked the colorway, but i may try a solid color next time to make the design pop more

MMario's picture

Fiber content can have a big

Fiber content can have a big impact also; Cotton, Wool, Alpaca all have a lot more "stretch" in them then does silk, and that affects the blocking.

Knipper's picture

Spectacular work and a

Spectacular work and a beautiful colorway. Are you ready to begin another one soon?

steve kadel's picture

i will soon, but it's not

i will soon, but it's not next in the queue. next is a shark hat :)

YarnGuy716's picture

It looks great! I'm working

It looks great! I'm working on my first right now. Not a difficult pattern, but definitely one you have to pay attention to. Not a project for knitting circle night or watching television. I started over once. I'm hoping that I'll get past that point to where you can fix mistakes. But then my mistake was caused by not paying attention to my pattern.

Lace really is one of the amazing parts of knitting. I love how this pattern just blooms into existence as you work on it.

steve kadel's picture

i actually couldn't even see

i actually couldn't even see the bloom until i took it off the circulars. a lot of trust is involved in the process.

mrossnyc's picture

It's really beautiful and I

It's really beautiful and I love the colorway!

crmartin's picture

Absolutely gorgeous, I'm

Absolutely gorgeous, I'm sure your aunt will treasure it and you.

Randy

scottly's picture

Steve, that is beautiful!

Steve, that is beautiful! Great job.

ChazH's picture

Wow Steve! That's marvelous!

Wow Steve! That's marvelous! You're amazing...

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

A gorgeous shawl and one

A gorgeous shawl and one very lucky, much loved aunt. I hope she enjoys it as much as we've enjoyed admiring it. - Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

mysterJay's picture

I love that shawl, and I

I love that shawl, and I wish that I didn't keep messing up the one I am making. I have frogged it so many times for so many different reasons. Of course, now I really want to make the PI-neapple strudel too... whatever shall I do?

Aagian though, just fantastic shawl! Kudos!!

J

steve kadel's picture

i cn relate. can't tell you

i cn relate. can't tell you how hard the first 30 or so rows was. after then, you can fix mistakes

albert's picture

Sumptuous- like full-bloom

Sumptuous- like full-bloom dahlia!

VillageKnittiot's picture

Hoping to one day do that

Hoping to one day do that pattern. Yours looks fantastic.

rjcb3's picture

VERY Beautiful! )O( Robert

VERY Beautiful!

)O(
Robert

Beautiful shawl and a

Beautiful shawl and a gorgeous colour.

steve kadel's picture

thank you all

thank you all

Kerry's picture

What a beautiful shawl,

What a beautiful shawl, you've done a great job. Love the colours.

steve kadel's picture

thank you

thank you

TheKnittingMill's picture

It's BEAUTIFUL! I'm so

It's BEAUTIFUL! I'm so anxious to start working on mine.

“Now, let us all take a deep breath and
forge on into the future;
knitting at the ready.” -- E. Zimmerman

Jason1978's picture

if i admit that I am

if i admit that I am extremely jealous of your talent and kind of want to scratch your eyes out right now....would you hold it against me??

It is absolutely gorgeous!! BRAVO

steve kadel's picture

i would always hold you

i would always hold you against me :)

MMario's picture

Still like the colours.

Still like the colours. Hope your Aunt loves it.