Monday, May 07, 2007

Swallowtail Shawl Debut

Swallowtail Shawl, design by Evelyn A. Clark,
published in Interweave Knits, Fall 2006 issue.

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Width across the top edge, 48". Depth from tip to top edge, 24"

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Started May 02, 2007. Finished May 05, 2007

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Knit with 2 ply laceweight (18 WPI), spindle spun from undyed Bluefaced Leicester roving.

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13 comments:

dragon knitter said...

beautimous!

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You just knit that up so quickly and here I am still knitting the darn edging on my dragone shawl. ;D

Marlene said...

HUGE difference between this easy, SMALL shawl and the large, intricate dragone shawl Michelle! Give yourself a break. You could knock off this little shawl in your sleep.

Dave said...

Wow, it's gorgeous. And three days? Double wow!! (It takes me that long to turn a heel. LOL!)

~Kristie said...

Absolutely stunning!

AlisonH said...

Look at that! Gorgeous!!

Nicole said...

Love it! Very pretty.

Jodie said...

Are you still thinking of dying it? It looks beautiful the way it is.ht

Marlene said...

I knit on it rather obsessively over those three days Dave.

Let's just say that I haven't ruled out dyeing it some time in the future Jodie. For now though I am leaving it as is. I saw a blog recently (I've forgotten whose!) where the Peacock Shawl was handpainted with some kind of thickened dye. It looked fabulous. I may try that some day.

Jenn said...

Really beautiful! I just started mine with seasilk. Do you have any advice for the nupps? Everyone seems to have their own technique for those.

Marlene said...

Jenn, although I was not a member of the knit-a-long I found some good advice on the matter of nups here:
http://swallowtailshawl.blogspot.com/search?q=nupps

I went with this suggestion which was submitted by "turtlegirl".

"Oh, and as for the nupps - I went with the slip 3 p2tog psso option. Much neater and less aggravating than trying the p5tog or the crochet hook method."

Ruinwen said...

Stunning! And in three days...wow I'm so impressed! It looks so beautiful on you! :)

Maggie Ann said...

Beautiful!!!