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


Finished Objects Friday – What Say Ye, Ladies?

Inky: Ok my KAL sweater is almost finished. Heh. Ok maybe one part – the back – is almost finished, but will finish it today.

In the meantime, I needed a little distraction, some almost-immediate gratification and a gift to send to my Great Niece for her birthday part 1.

I chose Bella’s Mittens. by Marielle Henault on Ravelry.








I am using a moderately priced yarn that I have used in the past for a kid’s knit which was hardy and slow to pill after constant use – Lion’sBrand Wool Ease Chunky Indigo colorway.




Here it is during construction. I am very pleased with the results and plan on knitting this pattern again.

Ready to Begin Again

Ninnawe:   I frogged my sweater back to nothingness.  But before I did, I took a gauge measurement, and also held up the entire piece across my ample rear end.  I learned two things:  (1) my gauge is a little off from the pattern specifications, and (2) the piece fits perfectly as is.

The drape was just perfect for the sweater IMHO, so I am proceeding in confidence with the 120 stitch cast on.  It will be slightly larger than the pattern size, but not as big as the next size.  I can live with that.

I also have to keep up with my Christmas gift projects, and have completed 2 pairs of fingerless mitts recently (both made from Cascade 220).  I’ll be working back and forth on gifts and the KAL sweater.

I have all day today (Saturday) to knit, watch college football, and spend time with my family.   It is going to be a great day.

FO Friday – While We are KAL-ing Along – Some Sidebar Accomplishments

Inky: Love this pattern, so simple, yet so hip and practical at the same time. The Man Hat!