I love my shawl. It is the best shawl I have. I adore it, but I contemplated giving it away yesterday. I have a sound reason for my seeming generosity, I want to knit another one! I didn't offer it though, as I hadn't taken any photos yet. I may offer it some time next week instead. Here is the beauteous shawl in question. I present my Radiance!
I just had to take a washing line shot. It shows the drape brilliantly. Plus, we had some lovely sunshine this morning. Me and my cat prowled around the garden taking photos.
I have definitely fallen in love with the semi-circular shape, for a Summer shawl. In Winter I want a low back to keep me warm while sitting down, but when the weather is warmer, I just need my arms covering, and this shape does that fantastically well.
Please excuse the strange way the dress is riding up, in a way that implies I have a towel wrapped around my waist under the dress. It is purely down rush to get posed in time for the timer.
This is such a simple and elegant pattern, that I am itching to make it again. I even love the picot cast off (which took forever).
How can you not love something that looks this good? When blocking this shawl I used wires along the top edge and along the bottom of the last garter stitch panel, which left the last lace panel ,with the picot edging, to hang loosely. I think this left the bottom edge nice and dense, so it hangs better. The rest of the lace panels are nice and open.
I do like the open nature of this lace panel, which contrasts so well with the more dense lace panel that goes in the opposite direction.
All in all, I am ecstatic about how this project turned out. I even have a decent amount of yarn left, which I am going to make into knitted jewellery (when I have time). I highly recommend this pattern and the yarn, all of which is detailed in this post.
Here is just one last gratuitous shawl shot.
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