Singular Stitches: Mum of the Bride Shawl

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Mum of the Bride Shawl

As I've mentioned in my last post (so long ago in September!), DSis and The-Guy-Formerly-Known-As-DBF-Then-DFiance-And-Now-DH-After-11amEST are running off to get married on November 5th (That's today!). I was asked to make a 'Mum of the Bride' shawl for my mum to wear to their reception later today.

For the last two months, I've ate, slept and breathed pink laceweight wool, knitting it up into a Swallowtail shawl. Mum wanted it larger, so I approximately doubled the pattern size (maybe a little more). It went quite well, with minimum error, and no major frogging!

The details:

Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark (Interweave Knits Magazine)
Needles: Knit Picks Harmony Interchangeable Circulars, US#4 (Hated the join on these!) and Crystal Palace Bamboo DPN, US#0 (Used for the p5tog's of the nupps)
Yarn: Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud in Peppermint Twist (Used 1.5 skeins - very nice to work with)
Modifications: Increased the main pattern from 14 repeats to 24 repeats
Begun: September 1, 2008
Finished: November 1, 2008

Just off the needles:




Congrats to Mr & Mrs DSis!!!

Pictures to follow!


Blogger ollie1976 said...

beautiful shawl

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:29:00 PM  

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