Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Triinu's Vine & Leaf Shawl

Danielle, Thank you for inviting me to this wonderful blog.
During the Mystery Stole 3, I feel in love with this pattern so I asked the designer if I could purchase it. I was not alone in this pursuit, so she translated it into English and sold it to several of us.
I'm knitting this in dark natural 100% cashmere from Colourmart in the U.K. I found the chart for this pattern a little tricky with the repeats, but with the help of friends that are mathematical geniuses, it's turning out beautifully!
I will probably make another one of these shawls in Handmaiden SeaSilk or Lace Silk next.

Diamond Fantasy again?

I loved knitting this shawl and loved the look on the recipient's face even more. Smile, apparently she had been having a rather bad week and my gift brightened it considerably.

NOW I have been asked to make another Diamond Fantasy this time from commercial yarn for a friend who will be renewing her vows this spring. ( stamps foot and pouts for a moment ) I really wanted to make something different but if I add beads to Tam's shawl... cause I sure can't tell her no pick another pattern I am tired of that one can I?

Introduction/cherry leaf patterned shawl

Hi all!
I`m one of those lurkers finally getting to write my first post.
My "red shawl" with cherry leaf pattern is finally finished and I haven`t taken it off since . The pattern is from Victorian Lace Today and the yarn is Askeladden, a somewhat heavy laceweight yarn found in the basement of a LYS. Unfortunately it doesn`t seem like I will get hold of more of it.

The shawl was a pretty fast knit, I guess, it was my first laceweight project and getting used to the thin yarn took some time. Earlier this summer I made myself a Convertible shawl in alpakka. This was my first "grown up" project and I`m totally hooked. I haven`t been able to knit for some years and it feels like I have to make up for those years, LoL.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Dayflowers and Leaves

I recently finished knitting this scarf - it's 9 inches wide and about 7 feet long :) and it took less than one skein of yarn :D

I knit it out of Spritely Goods yarn in Sylph fine-fingering weight. The colorway is called Globe Mallow.

Pattern was cobbled together myself, combining Dayflower lace with what I think are called leaf shadows. Charting was a pain because the number of rows to chart to get both patterns to end at the same time was 80 rows!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Angel Lace Shawl

We had been busy selling our old place, looking for a new home and packing since end of June. Finally, we moved into our new place on August 1st. The problem is that we downsized 1,000 sq. ft. and we have too many things.

Anyway, I managed to squeeze some knitting time and finisihed this.

Pattern: Angel Lace Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark
Devon by elann

It was easy to knit up and I used the beads that were in my stash but they matched quite nicely.

I think I'd better go unpacking some more boxes.


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Cap Shawl

Her it is, my Cap Shawl from Victorian Lace today. It turned out huge! 190 cm! I can't wait to get it of the pins and wrap up myself!
More pic at my blog.


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Adamas Shawl on the needles!

I finally started the Adamas Shawl last week, using Knit Pick's Shadow yarn in Grape Jelly.

I loved knitting Kiri; I love this shawl even more! It's a great knit, and I'm angry at myself for not starting it sooner than now!

You can see more details at my blog--Isis Rising.

Branching Out

I guess a scarf doesn't quite belong in this Shawl knitalong, but here it is anyway ;-) It is Branching Out from
I have almost finished The Cap Shawl too so hopefully I'll soon be able to show some pictures of a real lace shawl.

More pictures at my blog

Thursday, August 16, 2007


I love knitting lace - especially in the summer months when it is too hot to work on sweaters. So it is lace and socks for me. Last summer it was the Shetland Tea Shawl from GOL

Last week I finished my first Hap shawl - this was a kit from Blackberry Ridge and I am working on finishing another Hap all in one color - Jaggerspun super lamb in Loden - it is from Sharon Millers Heirloom Knitting and is called Cobweb Crepe

It's funny...

I'm the host of this KAL, and yet I've neglected to post any of the shawls I've knit in the past year or so. I thought I'd remedy that oversight and show you what I've sent out in the past year. I seem to have this flaw where all of my intricate knitting is for other people (something else that needs to be remedied in the near future I suppose). Anyhow, the work that I've done...

Flower Basket Shawl Detail
A Flower Basket Shawl(ette) for my mom in law; blogged here.

Seraphim for my grandmother in law; blogged here.

A SwallowTail Shawl for my aunt in law; blogged here.

Heartland Lace Shawl
A Heartland Lace Shawl for a good friend on her wedding day; blogged here.

Butterfly Rivers
Right now I'm working on this scarf for a friend who's made me feel so welcome in our new(ish) country; blogged here.

Next in my queue is a Shetland Triangle for another aunt in law. Then either Anne's Wing 'o the Moth Shawl or Jane Sowerby's Hexagonal Spider's Web Shawl for myself. That is of course, if I can ever clear all of the gift knits from my queue; which is unfortunately yet to be determined.
The drool over those two shawls is liable to drown me in the meantime... oh well, at least the interim knitting is engaging. :)


Howdy from the admin

Hi there! Currently there's 8 open invites that were sent out the 29th of July (I just sent out 2 new invites today that I'm not counting in this), that I want to make sure were received. So if you're waiting for your invite, please refer to this post. If you've accidentally gotten rid of the email, let me know and I'll resend the invite. You can either respond to this post, or drop me an email at and I'll happily get you set up.


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Finished Kiri shawl.

After starting, making a repetitive mistake, ripping, then restarting this shawl back in April, I finished it Friday night.

I did extra repeats, and once blocked, the shawl was a couple of if inches shy of eight feet, across the top. The length, from top to bottom point is five feet. Since I'm 5'9", the length makes the shawl dramatic-- like the golden yellow color.

Here, I give you the obligatory Kiri in the yard picture:

More pictures at my blog-- Isis Rising.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Front view

Hi all,

It appears that you just got the back view. I will send the front one. It came out so pretty.


Linda E.

Alas, Finished!

Hi all,

I know it has been a while but it is finished and blocked. I think it came out pretty nice if I do say so myself. Hmm, next project. So many to choice from. I will have to think on this one. I have recently gotten an Heirloom blook on Shetland Shawls and different project. I just have not decided yet.

All for now,

Linda E.

Another Shetland Triangle

Here is one more completed Shetland Triangle:

This was an easy pattern, and I think I'm ready for something more challenging. I purchased Anne's ( patterns for Wing of the Moth and for Bee Fields, and one of those will be next--after a brief pause to finish two WIP sweaters.

Thanks to all who offered suggestions on changing the edging on the Shetland Triangle. I finally decided to use the edge instructions from Evelyn Clark's Swallowtail Shawl, but I added one row of purl stitches so I could bind off in the right side:

I made the shawl using about 700 yards of Chat Botté, Perle Fine (purchased in Paris in 1978, discontinued), and Addi Turbo Lace, size 5 US. The yarn is slightly heavier than true lace weight: 350 yards for 50 g.