Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Legends of the Shetland Seas Shawl



As you can see, Mother’s shawl is finally blocked and finished. This was my first time blocking any knitted items with wires. The method worked so beautifully. All the irregularities are gone and the shawl looks truly magnificent. The only difficulty was to find a large enough space to spread this thing out. It measures 72” long and 25” wide even though the pattern says the width is 18”. No wonder I used up more yarn than expected. No matter. Mother will be happy with more fuzzy warmth around her.

Here is the end panel.


And the center panel.


I had to use four large bath towels underneath the shawl when blocking. Even then, my comforter was kind of damp when all was finished. My DH says I should have used a plastic sheet under the towels. Looks like I need to go to a garden center when I knit this beauty next time.



Next is Father’s cardigan. Their gold anniversary is in March and I should have enough time for a cardigan.

11 comments:

  1. may, this shawl is gorgeous!
    think i need to get out searching on the blocking with wire-thing....

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  2. anmiryam7:05 AM

    Wow, that's lovely! Lucky mom, and dad too, when they get these presents.

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  3. Totally gorgeous!

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  4. Wow! that's gorgeous! Your mom will love it I'm sure. Congrats on the finish.

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  5. Oh May, that is simply gorgeous! What a wonderful present for your Mom. A really fitting anniversary gift for such a special anniversary.

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  6. May, What a beautiful shawl, and what a wonderful gift! Your mother will be so pleased.

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  7. I am lost for words...the shawl is truly beautiful.

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  8. That is so beautiful. I'm always blown away by your intricate work.

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  9. Fantastic job May! Your mother will be really happy with her shawl!

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  10. gorgeous - your mom will love it (how could anyone not??)

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