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Old 06-04-2009, 02:03 AM   #1
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FO: Enlarged Swallowtail Shawl
Finished & blocked this yesterday morning and gifted to my supervisor for her last day.
I followed the advice on Ravelry on how to make it bigger: knit budding lace chart II 19 times; LVB CH 1, then LVB CH 2, then LVB CH 1 again (only rows 3 thru 12). Then on to the edging and bind-off.
The nupps kicked my behind; finally did a slip 2, purl 3, passover the slipped 2 on the wrong side rows. It was taking me so long to do the nupps, I decided to use clear beads during that second repeat of LVB CH 1 (I did the first nupp, followed by the 3 beads and then the last nupp; thought it would look like I "planned" it, instead of as a shortcut)
My Sup really liked it.
Yarn: Knitpicks Shadow (Spring Green Heather) 1.25 skeins
Needle: KP Harmony US 3 24" circular (my favorite size for lace)
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:09 AM   #2
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WOW!!!

It's a fine piece of art!!!

I love that you made it bigger!! Woo Hoo! And way to find an alternative method for doing those nupps. They kicked my behind when I made this shawl, so I applaud you!
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wowwwwwwwww's thats gr8 n beautiful ...its weldone n nice color
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It's a lovely shawl, and a wonderful gift. Beautiful color. I really want to make this shawl but have been intimidated by those nupps. I'll be sure to try your alternate method. Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:16 AM   #5
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so envious of those who can do lace!! I just haven't the patience.
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Gorgeous!!! I love the gold/green color. Is that just my computer or is that the color it really is? I would not have thought to make it bigger, but need to keep that tip in mind!

Great job!
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Very pretty and I love the color!
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That is gorgeous!!! Well done
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What a beautiful parting gift for your supervisor! I am sure she will treasure it always. Such detail and fine workmanship. Keep up the good work!
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