Thursday, 20 May 2010

That Shawl Again!

Much as I vilified the pattern - the new instructions in version 3 did make this shawl easy to do. Also, the design has been modified so that the edging 'points' match up with the main pattern, which they didn't initially. I took the first one back and redid the edging based on the new instructions.

The yarn I used, Rowan LIMA, is absolutely GORGEOUS, and really does feel heavenly.
The shawl has a very pretty leaf pattern, which is not that hard to do if you follow the chart carefully.

Once I got the new instructions and understood where I went wrong at first, it was all plain sailing. I have now made two and am on my third one.

The pattern does need blocking, and I was a bit scared of doing this, as I didn't want to flatten the yarn. My iron gives a good puff of steam, so I used this, holding the iron a few inches above the shawl, which I had previously pinned out to shape. Wish I had a something bigger than the ironing board to work on though, as I had to do a little, let it dry, pin again, do a bit more and so on. It was a bit tricky to get the proper shape this way.


Elizabethd said...

And very beautiful it is, too!

val said...

What a lovely shawl. I'm sure it could become a family heirloom. You must be very pleased with yourself for sticking with it when you see the beautiful end result.

MarmaladeRose said...

The shawl is beautiful well done for persevering with it.