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Old 08-08-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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New Shawl with Vintage Yarn
About a year ago, I started making a shawl for a charity project. Unfortunately, I missed the deadline, so I am going to have to keep this shawl for myself. (Poor me! )

I made up the pattern as I went along, using some vintage wool pompadour yarn I had in my stash.

Here's the yarn I used. It came in a knitting kit from the 50's.


And here's the shawl, blocking on my bed:


It has taken exactly a year to finish the knitting. I made up the design as I went along, using mostly stockinette, with a lace design at both ends. I made the two ends simultaneously on two different circular needles. Today, I finally seamed them together.


Here's how it looked as it was being made:






And here's a close-up view of the lace detail as it's being blocked:


It's so nice to get it finished!
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:42 PM   #3
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It's gorgeous!!! Well worth the wait!
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:02 PM   #4
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:20 PM   #5
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It's really beautiful! I love that vintage yarn.

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Old 08-09-2009, 01:41 AM   #6
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Thank you all! I'm very proud of this shawl. It blocked very well today, and looks so nice. I'll post a new photo tomorrow. I think this is one of the nicest things I've ever knit!
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Gorgeous! Love the color! Good for you!
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Really pretty. One of my favorite colors.
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:38 PM   #10
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That's very pretty, Sandy. Looks like something my friend Marne would have knitted.

They were really into tiny needle sizes back then, weren't they?
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