Friday, October 12, 2007

Swallowtail Shawl



Nice quick knit. I used a ball of Zephyr I found in my stash, looked at it and figured it would do. Right around the middle I was getting concerned I was not going to have enough. But it worked!



I dread blocking, I do not like blocking, just because it is that part of the process where things can get really messed up. This time I wised up and used blocking wires. I had before but this time is was easier, faster and I love the results.

17 comments:

fleegle said...

It's so lovely and delicate--I am glad you had enough yarn to finish it. It's one of my favorite knits of all time--and yours is one of my favorite renditions!

PenCraft said...

Very lovely. What size needles did you use with the Zephyr? This is one of my next projects. I hope mine is half as nice as yours!!!

KnitSanity said...

Just beautiful! I have to make this pattern. It has been on my to-do list for far to long. Also I love your Beadwork and Borghild. I'm planning to make an Elsebeth Lavold design. Wow, your just so prolific. How do you do it?

fluffbuff said...

It's lovely. I'm going to have to get blocking wires, too. Where did you get yours?

Lorette said...

That is very lovely, as are all the other things you are finishing. And I have an unreasonable love for my blocking wires. And Zephyr yarn, I love that too.

Renate Speaks said...

It's a wonderful pattern. The edge almost looks like the designer incorporated a part of the Estonian Lilies of the Valley pattern into it. Wonderful job. Renate Speaks

Rosa said...

It looks gorgeous. I must definitely make a shawl in a white laceweight because it shows so many fantastic details in the pattern. Congrats on such a lovely shawl.

Kate said...

Lovely shawl, you do such beautiful work.

Kate

Sue said...

So beautiful!!!!!

Jane said...

That looks really wonderful! I love the swallowtail shawl pattern in general but yours looks really ethereal. Terrific knitting! I love blocking wires for some things.

OceanKnitter said...

Beautiful work, Laritza! I love this pattern and it looks so delicate in white. Very good choice.

Sandy

Tan said...

I didn't know the Swallowtail Shawl had nupps in it. Where is that pattern? Do I have it? Do I have time to knit it? How many shawls do I have on the needles anway? Meh. Who cares.

Romi said...

Oh my! It's quite lovely. :)

Leigh said...

"Nice?" Stunning is more like it! "Easy?" Ha! For me, never in a million years! It's gorgeous!

Sil said...

So pretty! I'm in awe of someone that finds lace projects nice and fast (I've never finished a lace thing)...beautiful work.

Lark said...

Gorgeous shawl and love love love the Borghild sweater. Great stuff!
Blue skies!

Kathy said...

Swallowtail is lovely Laritza.
I know blocking with wires is easier, but still sometimes I end up using pins when wires would do the job.

I don't like blocking either, which is why I have a pile to block right now, Pafuglehale is finally getting blocked today.

K