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Shawl I'm starting - with UK yarn :)

LeilaMay

Re: Shawl I'm starting - with UK yarn :)
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2020, 14:55:02 PM »
Ploshkin, thank you for the tip - you're right of course I just get a bit lazy about the counting :)

I didn't used to wear shawls, but they're easy to layer up over pretty much anything when the hot flushes mean you're hot one minute, cold the next. So I make the big enough to wrap, and sturdy enough to deal with being dragged about the place and dropped on the floor often.

Previously I made this one:https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nocturne-shawl
in a Malabrigo yarn that I hadn't liked as a cardigan. If you're worried about shape or fit I find shawls so forgiving.

fajita


LeilaMay

Re: Shawl I'm starting - with UK yarn :)
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2020, 09:01:04 AM »
Thank you for the link correction fajita  :)

Shawl is finished now, although I haven't got to the blocking yet. Will need floor mats I think, and some warmer weather.

insert happy sunshine emoji

LeilaMay

Re: Shawl I'm starting - with UK yarn :)
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2020, 12:53:51 PM »
Using this sunny day at home to block the shawl. Needs must, so it's on the rubbery mats from underneath my exercise bike (I don't have  carpet big enough, lots of hard floors) and using my lace pins, made of brass so no rusting. The white ruler is over a yard, to give an idea of size.

I'm happy with how it turned out :)

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coffeeandcake

Re: Shawl I'm starting - with UK yarn :)
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2020, 17:14:39 PM »
That's lovely @LeilaMay and I really like the colour too :D

Ploshkin

Re: Shawl I'm starting - with UK yarn :)
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2020, 07:38:01 AM »
That is fabulous knitting @LeilaMay well done.
Life's too short for ironing.

fajita

Re: Shawl I'm starting - with UK yarn :)
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2020, 13:01:02 PM »
Beautiful @LeilaMay

SkoutSews

Re: Shawl I'm starting - with UK yarn :)
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2020, 14:22:29 PM »
What a beautiful shawl! You're a very talented knitter, LeilaMay.

Sheilago

Re: Shawl I'm starting - with UK yarn :)
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2020, 21:27:59 PM »
Gorgeous @LeilaMay . You are obviously an expert knitter.  Love the colours too. I must look at those yarn makers on Etsy. I’d love to have the patience to do a shawl like yours, but I’ve only knitted one shawl ( for my baby granddaughter).   It was the most complicated thing I’ve ever done and I did think once was enough. I might find something simpler to knit with the yarn.

Celia

Re: Shawl I'm starting - with UK yarn :)
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2020, 11:33:14 AM »
Absolutely gorgeous well done, love the colour to

Efemera

Re: Shawl I'm starting - with UK yarn :)
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2020, 12:43:53 PM »
Wow.. that’s some serious knitting...it’s lovely.

Ellabella

Re: Shawl I'm starting - with UK yarn :)
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2020, 13:42:29 PM »
Beautiful beautiful work. The effort needed to produce that lace is mind boggling.

Well done.

Missie

Re: Shawl I'm starting - with UK yarn :)
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2020, 15:23:47 PM »
That is beautiful @LeilaMay .  I do like a shawl as they are multi-functional; you can wear them as a shawl (obvs) and also as a scarf.  I love a nice huge scarf that doubles up.  Colour is fab on this too.
A measly 2.5m of stash used so far!

LeilaMay

Re: Shawl I'm starting - with UK yarn :)
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2020, 09:45:35 AM »
Thank you all, I do like it  :)
The yarn ladies have a website now

https://www.lilypondyarns.com/

Really nice folks as well as nice yarns.