Sunday, July 10, 2011

Midsummer magic

It's far too hot today to be wearing a shawl - but for you dear blog readers, I endured.

Yep - Midsummer Wreath is off the blocking board! And my dear Dave was kind enough to accompany me to the park by the lake to get some shots of it.The shawl used just over a skein of Fluffy Cat (colour is Teddy). If I hadn't done a swatch, I probably would have only had to use the second skein for the edging.

The edging on this took forever, but was well worth it. The shawl has a neat construction - it's knit from the bottom up (huge cast on!), and after the bottom pattern is complete, it's pulled into a slight crescent with short rows of lace. The edging is knit perpendicular to the shawl.
As you can see it's a wide, shallow shawl. Mine is about 72 inches wide (and that's the smallest of the three sizes).

All in all, it was a fun mystery KAL that ended with a pretty little shawlette. Anna Dalvi is a wonderful designer - look her up on Ravelry!

14 comments:

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Just beautiful! I prefer shallow shawls myself.

Monika said...

It's gorgeous, and I love the photos!

Delusional Knitter said...

It is beautiful, I love it. I prefer smaller shawlettes myself. Lovely pics by the water!

Araignee said...

That is just gorgeous! And those are some terrific photos...

gayle said...

Dave did a great job! Lovely photos of a gorgeous shawl.

Dee said...

Very pretty!

ME said...

I just LARVE those pictures!
Jo Iz beauteous.
and the shawl is ok, too.
: D

Love, Pusstat

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Very pretty shawl; although I think it'll be a few days before it's cool enough to wear it!

WildflowerWool said...

wow, and I thought it looked great while it was blocking. Gorgeous!!

TheBlackSheep said...

Beautiful job!

Fee said...

It's a beautiful shawl. Thank you for showing. Greetings from Sabine, who finished the first 40 rows.

Heide said...

Your shawl is lovely and the photos of you modeling it are beautiful. Great job!

adriene said...

Those bottom-up shawl cast ons are a killer! I tend to have to cast on dozens of time before I get it right. I love your colour choice!

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Lovely! Inspirational! You did a great job on it.