Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WIP at last : Wedding Shawl

So, after my angsty post of a few weeks ago, I took your comments in stride and finally settled on a pattern for my wedding shawl. In retrospect, it was obvious. I'd admired Kieran Foley's High Seas stole since I knew it existed - so why not knit it now? I still have some reservations about the colour, since I love how this pattern looks knitted up in blues... but the white versions on ravelry look nice as well, and I can always overdye this after the wedding if I want.

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Lumpy lace

The pattern is very well-written, and includes some other variations on the original stole, but I'm doing the original this time around. It's challenging, but for lace worked on both sides, it's not so bad - the wrong-side rows are still mostly purled, even though they have a few YO and p2togtbls. I'm partway through the second pattern repeat, and enjoying it so far! Because a 40-row pattern repeat seems to be asking for trouble, I'm putting in lifelines every 20 rows, but haven't had to use them yet. Fingers crossed...

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Slightly stretched

Check out more WIPs on Tami's Blog!

11 comments:

  1. Life lines are never a waste of time, even if you never use them, they are reassuring. When you are less scared of making a mistake, you make less of them.

    It looks like a great choice for a wedding shawl.

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  2. Good plan with the lifelines. Same as insurance, the plan is never to need them but have them just in case!

    Beautiful choice of shawl, I think it looks gorgeous in the white :)

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  3. The pattern really jumps out in white. Looks like a good combo of yarn and pattern to me. Really lovely!

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  4. I love Kieran's pattern.. Will love to see the result! Good luck!

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  5. it looks beautiful! 40 row repeats, though, WOW!
    I have to use notecards for even a 16 row repeat. I'd definitely put in a lifeline.

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  6. That looks gorgeous! I think you made a great choice. Hope you can soldier on without relying on those lifelines!

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  7. Your shawl looks fantastic! Lifelines are the best knitting insurance you can get.

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  8. You've definitely made the right decision to go with all those lifelines. Insurance policies might seem stupid, until you need them!

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  9. Wow, your shawl is stunning already. It's clearly going to be a showstopper!

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