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Laminaria

April 25, 2009

So I had decided that as part of my knitter’s development it was time to knit a shawl.  Note, this is not a stole, but an authentically ‘get your granny on’ triangular shawl.  Though this undertaking involved the obvious danger of looking ridiculous, I had seen many photos of hip young people wearing shawls such as this like scarves, and figured I could pull it off!  So I dyed some recycled cashmere, and eventually cast on!  Laminaria (a free pattern from Knitty.com) was an absolute joy to knit, and I got through it in 4 days!  I took the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria and got a lot of knitting time in both ways, so that helped.

My husband and I had to sleep on the couch one night so that I could block the shawl out on our futon!!  The yarn is approximately fingering weight, and I used a 5mm needle, and it required approximately 500 yds.

unblocked shawl

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 27, 2009 9:28 am

    It’s beautiful and I love the color you chose.

  2. April 26, 2009 6:03 am

    I haven’t been brave enough to make a lace shawl; however, I am getting closer to jumping into that pond.

    Your shawl is stunning. Nice job!

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