Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Vernal Equinox Shawl

Its time to reveal the results of my Travel Knitting plan. My Vernal Equinox shawl has been finished, for the most part, for about a month now - but only this week did I get a chance to block it and boy does that make a difference!


I loved making this shawl - it was always interesting to work on, and just when you think you've memorised one of the pattern blocks a new one would come along to spice things up a bit. Only when tired at the end of a days WWOOFing did this fail to hit the "something to relax with" spot - and that just meant more time to read!


A large quantity of laceweight wool did prove to be the ideal travelling companion. The 300g we took with us made not only this shawl but Joe's loopy scarf, and a simple feather and fan cowl that occupied me once the shawl was done - and we brought some of the wool home again untouched.


I've not knitted with such thin wool before, or attempted lace on such a scale and I've thoroughly enjoyed the challenge - but it has left me with a craving for some knitting that's neither thin nor lacy. One chunky hat coming up...


p.s. I have no idea how best to wear this thing... any tips?

10 comments:

  1. That's incredible! I wouldn't know where to start. Well done indeed.

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    1. Thank you, what amazes me is that the techniques are no different from a lot of the other knitting I've done - its just with thinner wool and on a larger scale!

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  2. WOW! That's amazing! Looks professionally-made for sure.

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    1. Thanks :) I had to go back and correct mistakes so often, worth it for the finished effect though. x

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  3. It's a beautiful, well done you. What an achievement!

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  4. Spectacular!!!! That's going right in my queue...

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    1. I look forward to seeing it (once you've finished all those KAL/CAL's!)

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  5. How pretty is that! It looks like angel wings, wear it over a black dress at a fancy outing, it will look most elegant.xxx

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    1. Thanks Snowbird. Elegant is what I'm hoping for - what I fear is "old granny" ;)

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