Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Angel Lace

Just a short post to show off the latest finished object.

It has been quite a while since I've knit a shawl and I've really enjoyed this project.

Fibertrend's Angle Lace Shawl in Handmaiden Cashmere, knit on 3.5mm Addi Turbo Lace needles.

I added a few repeats of the pattern to use up as much of the yarn as possible. I weighed my skein after each pattern repeat so I could eventually estimate how much I would need for the edging and casting off. I did well - I only have 7 grams left.

It is decadently soft and as light as a feather (or angel wings, I suppose).

I'm still in a shawl-knitting mood, but I can't seem to decide which pattern to do next - so I'm knitting a sock while I come to a decision.


Grace Yaskovic said...

truly beautiful, a work of art, I have the pattern I just need another 23 hours in each day!!!

smariek said...

That's gorgeous!!! Clever how you figured out how to estimate how much yarn you'd need for edging/castoff.

Lisa W. said...

that is beautiful!Can't wait to see what you do next!

Marguerite said...

The shawl is gorgeous. The size may have been determined by the amount of yarn available, but it looks like it's just the right length for you.

Hope the weather is treating you better.

Just this past week I've noticed the birds are singing in the morning, which means they're thinking about finding a mate. The woodpeckers are drumming on the trees for the same reason. They know it's almost spring. Maybe in a few weeks the first robin will show up.

Joan said...

Handmaiden lace? How decadent! The shawl is stunning. I'm trying to wrap my math-deficient brain around the weighing thing. It sounds so helpful!

junior_goddess said...

It's beautiful! Love it!

Jennifer said...

And what an Pay it Forward Angel you are. Thank you so much for the most beautiful knitted scarf! I will post on my blog sometimes tomorrow for the world to see. Thank you so very much. Such kindness will be repaid.

Grace Yaskovic said...

just had to let you know how beautiful the scarf is you made my friend Jennifer, its really beautiful Ghislaine, I think you are a truly outstanding awesome knitter, I love your work

Libby said...

That is one gorgeous shawl!!! And I have to say that I just love the baby blankets!