Thursday, August 02, 2007

Hyrna Herborg an Icelandid Shawl



She is finished and I love her!
The pattern is in Three-Cornered and Long Shawls pattern book by Sigrídur Halldórsdóttir available from Schoolhouse Press. It has been translated into English but the translation is on the "short end". Jackie from Heartstrings has a complete annotation to the pattern.
The book is a bit pricy but well worth the beauty.
Once you figure it out, it is easy knit.
It took me about 12 hours of knitting time plus 6 hours of redoing almost half of the shawl because I managed to shift the center!
It is still wet and with pins on, the ends have been woven in but not cut yet. I am so in love I could not wait!









Oh and I forgot!
Thanks Lorette for reminding me! I used DMC Cebelia #20. Addi Lace Needles US 3. I think it worked out just fine. I used a bit less than a ball. Right on the button with what the pattern says about 400+ yds.

23 comments:

missalicefaye said...

Beautiful! Thanks for reaffirming my decision to finally buy that book... :)

Margene said...

Very, very pretty. HH might be my next knit from that book...if I ever finish Joho. ;-)

Leigh said...

It's gorgeous! I love these shawls. Makes me wish I was a lace knitter.

fluffbuff said...

It's beautiful and you are a fast knitter!

Sil said...

Wow that's gorgeous! Nice work.

Lorette said...

That is so lovely! Are you happy with the Cebelia thread? I have to say, it looks nothing like ANY doily I've ever seen.

KnitSanity said...

The shawl is gorgeous. I'll have to add that book to my every growing list.

Romi said...

Oooooooooooh. That is just so lovely!

Kat said...

Very beautiful!!

That book is calling to me, but I must make myself finish a few lace projects before purchasing more temptation. :-)

Rob said...

Laritza, that is gorgeous! Congratulations.

AnneB said...

Just gorgeous! I'll never knit lace but I sure do admire those that do.

jackie said...

12 HOURS!!!!!!! What? Did you sell your soul to the knitting goddess? That is an amazing shawl. You rock my lace world!

Anonymous said...

Oh, your shawl is just marvelous. I bought the book - waited for the translation and then I didn't knit it.

Now, seeing yours, I really need to do that. I loved Jackie's and I love you. Oh, is there anyway one can get on your Xmas list?

(vbg)

ajt0516 said...

Laritza, it's beautiful!!! Lovely work. I have the book, I have the yarn, I have the needles -- I just need to move it up to the top of the list!!!

ajt0516 said...

Laritza, it's beautiful! Lovely work. I have the book, I have the yarn, I have the needles - I just need to move this one up on the list of shawls to do!

Jane said...

That is truly beautiful to behold! I bet it will look fantastic draped over your shoulders. That one is on my list but I'm not sure what I'm going to use to knit it with yet. I have tons of Cebelia for tatting hmmmm.

fleegle said...

Lovely, lovely! Your shawl is prettier than the one in the book.

Laurie said...

Quite lovely, and an amazingly fast knit. The thread works out fine. She is on my lifelist of future knits.

Anonymous said...

It is beautiful! My DH bought me the book for my birthday last year as I fell in love with a picture of this shawl - but I have been frightened to take the plunge! I am practising on some other things - that are taking my much, much longer than 12 days, how on earth did you do it in 12 hours?

so pleased that you are so thrilled with it, I'm not surprised!

Tilly, Wales (from laceknitters)

Sheila said...

Just beautiful. I love the unusual pattern.

Anni said...

Hyrna Herborg is such a beautiful shawl. Lovely work. Congratulations.

Mary Kay said...

It is beautiful. Your work is beautiful too. Wear proudly!

Rosa said...

it is absolutely beautiful. I am inspired and hope to make such a lovely work of art. Thanks for alerting me to it. I can now knit easy.