Monday, January 08, 2007

Warning: Gratuitous Shawl Photos Below

And so my shawl is finished, blocked and duly paraded.

It's the Swallowtail Shawl from Interweave Knits, issue Fall 2006. This is a great pattern to follow with clear charts and instructions, that even a shawl novice like myself could follow. The yarn is Posh Yarns Seraphina (cashmere/angora) in Orchid. Blocking increased the size by about 25%, it is just perfectly small now :)


Close up of the nupps (worth every bit of the hassle) and pointed border...

And modelled (ha!) by me...


12 comments:

Super Monkey said...

I'm sure this means you owe us big for bullying you.

Kai said...

no far!! wanna see your face missus!! :)

the shawl is very very lovely indeed.
And like I said before, the colour is really yummy.

I think I'm going to have a go at this as my first shawl...

Lin said...

That is such a lovely shawl! The colour is great. Well done!

Bronte said...

It's a splendidly nupp-adorned shawl of gorgeousness!

And now I know what to buy you for your birthday... ha ha ha!

Christina said...

wow, that's impressive. Your shawl looks absolutely gorgeous. I love the yarn and colour. well done.

Badger said...

That is just so pretty, really well done :)

jar said...

That is one of the prettiest shawls that I have ever seen. So light looking and the color is beautiful.

Fiona said...

Gorgeous shawl, and by the way I'm tagging you!

Fiona

www.knitsknotsgnats.blogspot.com

Here are the rules:

THE RULES:
Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.’ People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments and tell them to read your blog.”

Annie said...

That is beautiful, you should be very proud.

acrylik said...

Your shawl is just beautiful!! A real work of art.

modelwidow said...

That is so nice. You must be (justifiably) pleased with yourself.

Hawkesley said...

Your shawl looks gorgeous! I'm very impressed as it looks very complicated.