Sunday, December 15, 2013

storm fir shawl


It's done! My first attempt at lace that forced me to actually block something for the first time in my life ... and I love it! Now I completely and totally get the magic of blocking lace. Prior to blocking, this shawl was a lumpy, bumpy mess. After blocking = flat, beautiful stitches! LOVE! I'm hooked. This won't be my last lace ... I'm already scoping out more bulky weight lace patterns to add to my endless queue! I will definitely knit this pattern again. So fun!

Needles: Size 10.5 Addi's
Yarn: Knit Picks Full Circle (4 skeins of the Latte colorway)
Modifications: None! I blocked it by soaking the shawl in water, then getting as much water out as possible by sandwiching it between towels, and then stretching and pinning onto the spare bedroom mattress. It took the entire length of a queen-size mattress, and then some!




3 comments:

  1. Your first lace knitting turned out lovely.

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  2. Wow! What a difference after blocking. It is really beautiful.

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