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Ola's shawl
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:04 pm    Post subject: Ola's shawl  Reply with quote

Our son Martin has announced his engagement to Ola    - on facebook    and I have offered to knit a shawl for the wedding day as I did for my daughter-in-law Jen 3 years ago.

This is the one I knitted for Jen....

http://overthegate.myfreeforum.or...29147.html&highlight=heirloom

Ola has chosen a more modern pattern and I will keep you up to date with my progress - I've got until September 2107 - edited to say 2017

Jen's stole was knitted with 1 ply Shetland wool but Ola's stole is supposed to be knitted in 1 ply silk/cashmere and I am having difficulty sourcing it at the moment.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jen's shawl was beautiful what a lovely tradition to start too.
Looking forward to seeing Ola's.

Give the happy couple our best wishes ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I finished the Xmas socks for all the kids and the tree decorations that I do for them each year.......



and then I started the stole... as with Jen's stole, it looks like a dish rag as I am knitting it





but looks much better when it is blocked/stretched out.  



The problem is that I found a glaring error on the 1st repeat of the pattern that I couldn't just leave so I have had to undo the whole thing and am currently waiting to start all over again  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a shame to have to re-do all that beautiful lace knitting !
and to unravel cobweb wool successfully too is an exercise in patience.
I hope the next knit up goes swimmingly

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck - you have more patience than me  
It looks beautiful  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course she's got more patience than you !    She's married to me.       I thought I'd get that in first before anyone else said it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
Of course she's got more patience than you !    She's married to me.       I thought I'd get that in first before anyone else said it.


Agreed - she must be a Saint
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After quite a few false starts, it's coming on.......

I'm using a lifeline at the end of every 12 row repeat and they have saved me a couple of times already when a stitch is dropped.

I'm also putting stitch markers at the end of every 12 row repeat so that it will be easier to pick the stitches up evenly for the border.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks beautiful

Can you spin ? and if you do, do you knit your own yarn ?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't spin - tried it years ago and didn't continue.
One of the members of our knitting group has her own Shetland sheep and spins her own yarn from the fleeces which she then either knits or weaves.

I have bought cobweb wool/silk mix for this project.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The shawl grew faster than I expected and suddenley it was finished

This is the 'dishcloth' look before it gets blocked to size....



and this is when it actually begins to look like a lacy shawl - I have a chequered quilt cover that is great for blocking shawls and blankets as I can follow the squares.



and here is the finished version....it took less than one ounce of silk/cashmere so I've got a spare ball to use on a different project.
The final shawl measures 18" by 60"

Martin and Ola are coming to stay for a few days from tomorrow so Ola will be able to see her Heirloom Shawl.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice you must have the patience of a saint
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is absolutely beautiful.  


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