The Wedding Shawl – The End

Ninnawe.   It’s done.  I am quite pleased with how the shawl turned out.

I did 14 repeats of the lace leaves (the pattern called for 12).  Therefore, I had to go into the second skein of yarn when I was half-way through the Intermediate Edging.  My fears regarding the different dye lot of the second skein were groundless; there is no difference in the color, even outside in the sun.

The beading was actually fun.  It took me a few attempts to get the technique down, but once I did, there was no problem.  It helped that I found a teeny-weeny, itsy-bitsy crochet hook in an old box of sewing notions, so I didn’t have to go buy one.

For the nerds among my readers, there are 15 repeats of the lace edging, and I put 20 beads on each repeat . . . ergo, I used 300 beads.   I am loving this beading technique, so expect to see more beading in my future projects.

The Wedding is June 29, and I will be giving the shawl to my future daughter-in-law at the rehearsal festivities the night before.  I really don’t expect that she’ll wear it as part of her wedding clothing . . . I did not tell her I was making it, and I don’t want to intrude on her plans for what she will be wearing.  I just wanted to make a keepsake for her wedding.  I do hope she likes it.

BTW, the model in the picture is my lovely niece, who is the daughter of another WeKnit3Tog blogger, Teresa.   Teresa did some gorgeous work on her shawl as well, don’t you think?

The pattern was actually quite easy, and I will probably make more of these.  The yarn (Cascade Heritage Silk) is an absolute dream to work with.  There is just a hint of gloss, it drapes nicely, and is quite affordable.  The only drawback seems to be that the points shrank back a bit after blocking.

Please give any comments or feedback on this Wedding Shawl.  It is also posted on Ravelry:  Ninnawe’s Wedding Shawl

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Shine Shawl with Fringe

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Shine of Rainbows Shawl

First completed attempt at the Shine of Rainbows Shawl

I am making the shawl from the scene on the sea shore where they call out to the seals. Once I started the grid, it was apparent my stitches were a bit off, since it is wavy at the edges. I will post the pic as it is now, and unravel it (!) to fix it. I just need to memorialize the hours of work that went into this……Terri