Thursday, November 02, 2006

FO: The Highland Triangle Shawl


Done!

What do you think? I'm pretty pleased, and have worn it a couple of times already, to many compliments.

For those who asked, it's the Highland Triangle Shawl from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls.

It was a challenge, but I learnt a lot about lace knitting, and feel confident that I could go further next time.

The bit that tripped me up the most was the applied edging. It was fiddly and time-consuming to work. And I discovered at the end that I'd dropped a couple of stitches.

Which, of course, only became evident during the blocking process. Argh. There was much debate about what to do to solve the problem (not to mention the cursing). I ultimately did the repairs in situ, with some careful weaving. And you can barely tell.

3 comments:

Robin said...

It's really lovely!

mary-margaret said...

It is stunning, Kate. What great work.

Jivitha Crasta said...

Wow. It's exquisite. I remember my mom wearing something similar, that had been knitted by her mom. I am from India and it's very interesting to see the same pattern existing in different cultures.