View Full Version : FO - Lace Christening Shawl FINALLY FINISHED!!!!!!!!

02-04-2007, 01:26 AM
It's finally finished!!! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

I wanted to make a lace christening shawl for my new grandson, something that would be an heirloom that his bride might also wear on their wedding. And I don't remember why, but I wanted to knit it out of very tiny yarn and unreasonably tiny needles. :shrug: :shrug:

Having never knitted lace before, and considering that my skill level is not at the shetland lace level, it didn't turn out too badly.

Don't look too close at the pictures, there are lots of errors, but as I told my daughter-in-law, what it lacks in craftmanship, I made up for in love.

I'm just so glad that it is finished, I've been working on it for over 3 months. It's been frogged countless times, and I am excited by the prospect of knitting socks, booties, or anything that isn't lace!

Jan in CA
02-04-2007, 01:36 AM
:passedout: That is incredibly beautiful!!

02-04-2007, 02:58 AM
Wow, that's beautiful

02-04-2007, 03:49 AM
WOW~!! :cheering:

02-04-2007, 08:09 AM
Absolutely gorgeous and a true heirloom!

02-04-2007, 08:31 AM
:notworthy: That is a magnificent gift!

02-04-2007, 08:37 AM
Wow, Socks are gonna be like so easy...


02-04-2007, 10:10 AM
That's exquisite!!! Everything from now on should be a piece of cake! :cheering: :cheering:

02-04-2007, 10:16 AM
It is beautiful!

02-04-2007, 10:37 AM
Oh my!! :notworthy: :notworthy:

02-04-2007, 11:32 AM
Thanks y'all. Ingrid, you helped me to figure out the pattern when I first started it - it is a vintage pattern and had some conflicting instructions. You helped me to translate it and be able to knit it.

Thanks!!! :hug:

02-04-2007, 12:42 PM
That's amazing work!!! :inlove:

02-04-2007, 01:45 PM
I am speechless it is so beautiful.

02-04-2007, 04:46 PM
it's so beautiful it makes me wanna cry :notworthy: amazing!!! great job!

02-04-2007, 04:49 PM

Jackie M.
02-04-2007, 04:56 PM
That's too gorgeous. What yarn and size needle did you use? I am tempted to knit a Christening shawl, but need to find an easy lace pattern. Was this pattern easy if not time consuming?

02-04-2007, 05:23 PM
Wow! :thud:

02-04-2007, 09:02 PM
:notworthy: Wow...that is so beautiful, you did an awesome job!

02-05-2007, 12:28 AM
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:thud: :passedout:

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
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02-05-2007, 01:35 AM
I used Fino yarn, a laceweight alpaca/silk blend and the needle size was a 5 which isn't that small, but it seemed smaller because of the yarn.

I bought the pattern on Ebay, it is a P & B Classic shetland shawl pattern, over 60 years old. It probably wasn't that hard, because I'm honestly not that good a knitter, but it was very very time consuming and you had to pay attention to it all the time, so it wasn't a TV knitting project. Every time I tried to knit on it while watching TV, I had to frog back several rows.

Jackie M.
02-05-2007, 10:37 AM
Thanks Deb. I usually have two projects going at all times. One is for sitting in the bedroom alone because you have to concentrate at all times, and one for watching t.v. You know, the only garter stitch scarf or whatever.

I notice you are in N. Texas. I'm in Ft.Worth area.

02-05-2007, 11:18 AM
:shock: :shock: :shock:

that is GORGEOUS-really! You should be really proud-this is sure to be treasured for many, many years!

02-05-2007, 01:22 PM
Amazing work - it will be cherished forever!

02-05-2007, 05:05 PM
Oh.... My.... Goodness! Absolutely A~mazing! :yay:


02-05-2007, 05:21 PM
That is so beautiful.. I can see the love in every stitch. I am sure that many years from now, that your grandchildren, their children, etc will all be christened in that.

Way to go.... :)


02-05-2007, 06:52 PM
It is so beautiful! I can't imagine ever getting good enough to do something like it :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

02-05-2007, 07:48 PM
(a sigh and then drool hits the keyboard) Great Job!

02-05-2007, 09:07 PM
Oh wow! :notworthy:

02-05-2007, 09:27 PM
:notworthy: Beautiful!
I have dreams (and so far the supplies) of making a christening gown with a little bonnet to start a new heirloom (see link to another thread with pic).
Dalegarn Christening Gown (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18362&highlight=christening+gown)
There was a sale at Personal Threads recently and I acquired the 20 balls of yarn for it and the needle just came from my LYS this weekend. So, I think once I start it will be my forever project.
Thanks for posting, it inspires me that if you think you can, you will!
Way to go!

02-05-2007, 10:54 PM

02-06-2007, 09:49 AM
It is gorgeous! I am sure that his future bride would be honored to include that in her esemble on their wedding day...it can be her something old. Very nice job!

02-06-2007, 04:29 PM
WOW--you have so much more patience than I!!!!!

It's beautiful!