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KnittingNat
10-19-2008, 02:59 PM
I haven't been around much lately, but i'm back!
My latest big creation - the Kiri Shawl. It's my first really big lace project, hence experimental:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/2955514974_ba87dd10a0.jpg
I'm smiling there, so don't mind the way my face turned out:teehee: Im not that hideous :rofl:.

Pattern: Kiri Shawl, you can find info here (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kiri)
and the pattern is here (http://www.alltangledup.com/movabletype/my_images/my_patterns/kiri.pdf). I knitted the suggested 12 repeats of the 2nd/main chart. The pattern is not difficult and really easy to memorize and i :heart: it!

Yarn: My grandmother gave me a few balls of cobweb yarn (it's honestly almost like sewing thread) and she insists it's wool. I decided to experiment with it. So i took 2 balls of orange and one ball of slightly thicker forest green and knitted from the 3 of them, which was a major PITA and also caused my shawl to be not as "sharp" as i thought it should be. After finishing the shawl i still have half of each ball left and i still have about 3-6 in each color in my stash :hair: What do i do with it?

Needles: I used the suggested 4.5 mm, so it's very airy and open.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/2955514978_9d2d206545.jpg
The picture of the spread shawl is on our bed, so you can see how big it turned out :teehee:. I didn't do my best blocking job, it was a first time blocking such a big lace project. I used hubby's spare wires for the top and regular sewing pins for the edging. Because of the yarn i rather foolishly used, the shawl kept jumping off the pins, which added to the blocking stress. I decided against spraying and soaked it in warm water with Unicorn Fibre Wash and then rinsed with their Fibre Rinse. It actually was pretty dirty after almost 3 months OTN!
And i still don't know if i'm going to keep it or not, my mom wanted to see it, so we'll see who gets it first! It will probably stay with me, because no one will want that weird color combo :rofl:. I personally thought of naming it Hyena Shawl :rofl: This picture represents the texture very well:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/2955514968_e1df3a1a55.jpg

To sum it all, someone on the Mystery Shawl 4 group on Ravelry said that lace looks like cat puke until blocked and now i totally understand that, because it did look like a cat puke! I hope now it's better :teehee:

Jan in CA
10-19-2008, 03:27 PM
:passedout: That is stunning! The color looks just fine from what I can tell!

Tropicflower24
10-19-2008, 04:33 PM
Oh wow! That is soooo pretty!

BTW, this has been in my queue for a LONG time, but it is much closer to the top now. :D

mwhite
10-19-2008, 08:41 PM
This is GORGEOUS!!! I just love the color and you've really done a great job on it! The blocking looks fantastic! :yay: :yay: :yay:

auntcrafty
10-19-2008, 08:52 PM
I like the color & you did a great job with the shawl!

Slim
10-19-2008, 08:52 PM
It's absolutely beautiful! Lovely, lovely work.

CognizantAmiga
10-19-2008, 09:09 PM
Very Nice!!:yay:

nannaknits
10-19-2008, 10:30 PM
WOW! That is so pretty it makes me want to try to do one. It is just beautiful!:heart:

ritaw
10-20-2008, 02:36 AM
WOW!!!!!!! pretty much says it all. Stunning shawl :)

ShowDucky81
10-20-2008, 02:49 AM
Ooh! Very pretty!!!!

KnittingNat
10-20-2008, 06:14 AM
Thank you everyone for the warm feedback :hug:
For everyone who wants to try the shawl - it's really not complicated and the instructions come both in charts and written.

knittwitt
10-20-2008, 06:22 AM
You did a marvelous job! Love the colour as well!

dustinac
10-20-2008, 09:08 AM
:inlove: stunning!!

Snugglebugmom
10-20-2008, 10:24 AM
It's gorgeous, great job!!

OffJumpsJack
10-20-2008, 12:19 PM
Very nice shawl.
:thumbsup:
--Jack

scout52
10-20-2008, 01:57 PM
It is just stunning!! I love the color!!

Simply_Renee
10-20-2008, 02:12 PM
WOW! Awesome job!

evona
10-20-2008, 03:08 PM
I think it looks great! It looks like you did a great job with blocking and the colors look nice too from what I can tell :cheering:

mks22300
10-20-2008, 07:56 PM
Oh wow, it's beautiful! :heart:

Dimpledapple
10-20-2008, 11:36 PM
Beautiful!!

BlueEyezz
10-21-2008, 01:38 PM
Wow! That's gorgeous!

beachwalker
10-21-2008, 02:03 PM
This is simply stunning--a real inspiration for those of us who haven't tried a lace shawl yet.:cheering:

KnittingNat
10-21-2008, 02:17 PM
This is simply stunning--a real inspiration for those of us who haven't tried a lace shawl yet.:cheering:
I recommend this pattern to everyone who'd like to knit lace shawl. It gave me a lot of understanding in lace patterning.

Debkcs
10-22-2008, 12:03 AM
You did a great job! Handling the three skeins must have been tough, but what a beautiful piece it is.

As tall as I am, I think the length is just right.

MerigoldinWA
10-22-2008, 01:34 AM
Beautiful!! I can hardly believe that light, airy shawl is made of three strands of anything. It must be cobwebs. :-) The pictures don't show the green in there. The top pictures look only orange and the closeup only seems to have little flecks of green, sort of like a tweed. It certainly doesn't look bad in the pictures. I have used some odd yarns together, because that is what I had to work with. Sometimes it works and sometimes not so well, but they all make useable items.

ArtLady1981
10-22-2008, 03:32 AM
Lovely! Lovely! A knitted work of art!!! :thumbsup:

WandaT
10-22-2008, 06:50 AM
Wow! It's incredible!!! I'm gonna make something like this one day ...

KnittingNat
10-22-2008, 02:17 PM
Beautiful!! I can hardly believe that light, airy shawl is made of three strands of anything. It must be cobwebs. :-) The pictures don't show the green in there. The top pictures look only orange and the closeup only seems to have little flecks of green, sort of like a tweed. It certainly doesn't look bad in the pictures. I have used some odd yarns together, because that is what I had to work with. Sometimes it works and sometimes not so well, but they all make useable items.
It's really cobwebs, like sewing thread, though the green is a bit thicker. I'm really starting to like the color combo :)

Knitter05988
10-22-2008, 04:22 PM
Amazing! I love it!