Monday, August 14, 2006

Swallow Tail Shawl

This is an interesting knit. I was so worried that it was not big enough initially. It nearly headed to the frog pond. I did some alteration too. This is knitted with Zephyr in Sage colour shade on 4mm needles. I omit knitting the nupps. That was really miserable. K5 together is really hard. I try to knit it loosely but I still feel it is difficult. So now, you can see from the close-up it is without the nupps.

Zephyr is easy to knit too. While knitting, you can easily spot the mistake and the lace reveals itself beautifully even before blocking. I personally loves the Budding Lace and the Peaked Edging.

After blocking the shawl measure 24" from bottom centre point to top edge and 50" wide across top edge.

14 comments:

Vanessa said...

Your shallowtail turned out so gorgeous Doreen!! I just saw your entry about this project couple days ago and now its completely done and blocked. You knit like a wind woman!

ruth said...

wow.. its beautiful!!!

opportunityknits said...

It's beautiful! Both the colour and the lace are so pretty and zephyr is a nice yarn for lace, isn't it?

Siow Chin said...

This is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the rest, it's beautifully done. Great work! :o)

yuvee said...

It's so pretty, Doreen!

prettyknit said...

you did a good job,yours is much beautiful than the one in the book..the color are so pretty.

Peggy said...

Wow, it's beautiful! Sure looks better than the one from the IK magazine!

Vivian said...

It's so pretty!! And the colour is sweet too.

handknit168 said...

It is very beautiful. I like yours much than the one in the book.

R a i n said...

Simply beautiful...

Asja said...

So beautiful! I like this colour...

Jeri said...

Very very nice knitting.
You said you made some alteration. Did you make changes other than the nupps? I'm considering adding some repeats but not sure yet.

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mamimoo said...

This is Gorrrrrrgeous! I wish I can knit like you do!! I've been so out of touch coz of work.. Booo..

Hope to see more of your work, Doreen!