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kaz

Ola's shawl

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.
Toddy

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 ?

M
kaz

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  
Toddy

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

M
Mo

Good luck - you have more patience than me  
It looks beautiful  
bodger

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.
Mo

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
kaz

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.

Toddy

It looks beautiful

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

M
kaz

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.
Dave C

Very nice  
kaz

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.

Dave C

Very nice  
horace

Nice you must have the patience of a saint
Juli

That is absolutely beautiful.  
ClaireK

That is absolutely beautiful! A true gift to treasure, made all the more so because of the love that went into it.

Claire
freckle

Wow that's gorgeous! What is blocking?

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