English Crystal Shawl

I started this quite a bit ago but just finished it this week. The pattern is English Crystal by Marianne Kinzel. I used Jamieson and Smith Lace Weight Shetland wool and 5mm needles. I did an 8 stitch sideways border (k 2, yo k2tog, k to end on each row) and scalloped it during the blocking process. It measures 68 inches square and it took 175 gms. A gift for my niece.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is a lovely bit of lace, Ron. I thinnk it safe to say that your niece is going to enjoy it.

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Asplund's picture

Lucky niece! And I think your sideways border is a great improvement!


cacunn's picture

That is outstanding.

Kerry's picture

Excellent looking lace Ron, and J&S is just the yarn for it.

AKQGuy's picture

Beautiful lace work. I hope she appreciates both the item and the work you put into it.

chipsir's picture

This really is nice Ron....where did you get the pattern, on line?

ronhuber's picture

It is from the "First Book of Modern Lace Knitting" - which is no longer modern as it was published in the 50's.

docs1's picture

Exquisite work. I love Shetland, and recently I acquired a bunch of Shetland lamb thinking lace weight yarn. Do you know a wpi on the yarn you used?

ronhuber's picture

I checked on Ravelry and they did not have the wpi count with that yarn. I tried to do it myself and only did it over 2 inches and it looks like it averaged 37 wraps per inch. I don't think I have worked with a yarn that I liked any better than this and am actually planning to do a vest out of it with perhaps 2.5 or 2.75 mm needles. Thanks