Saturday, August 25, 2007

Syrian Shawl Blocked

Well, this was certainly an adventure and a challenge. The initial frustration made way for a pleasant, lightweight summer project. The shawl border was not difficult. I did not go down one size needle for the border - because I didn't reread the directions before doing the border- but I wanted it wider than shown in Victorian Lace Today so it worked out well. My dining room table is the largest area on which I have to block but it isn't quite large enough. It's a good thing I didn't try to block the Manos throw there - I'll have to think of someplace else to do it. The Filatura di Crosa Multicolor yarn grew larger than I expected for mohair - I am very pleased with the size. This yarn also bled considerably, which I was not expecting. I can't wait to wear this shawl with a black turtleneck sweater at Stitches East!


lv2knit said...

Wow -- your shawl is breathtaking! Gorgeous color!

RE: Eris: I did not knit it in the round, but back and forth. The differences in my finishing are described in pretty good detail on the blog, so check it out (search Eris or click it in the right hand list) and email me if you have questions.

Janette said...

Your shawl is just beautiful!!!! I hope it isn't too large!!! I really do try not to give out bad advice!!!!

Jany said...

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU DID IT AND IT IS GORGEOUS--Now do we still have to take the lace knitting class at Stitches???!!!