July 3, 2007

Shetland Triangle Shawl (at last)

So I finally (!) blocked and photographed the Shetland Triangle Shawl! Can I just say that I loved, loved knitting this. It was a random project. There is no reason for it other than to knit it. And I was very worried I would lose interest b/c it wasn’t a goal-oriented situation. Turns out I’m perfectly fine with random lace.

The Stats:
Pattern:
The Shetland Triangle Shawl from Wrap Style
Needles: Size 8 Knitpicks Options Needles
Yarn: 2.25 skeins of Silky Wool
Modifications: Thicker yarn and larger needles than the pattern called for, 11 or 12 pattern repeats (not totally sure), and I left off the last purl row so that the points wouldn’t be so pointy.
The verdict: Love. It. It was so much fun to knit – really the perfect blend of semi-mindlessness with interestingness. This would be a great first shawl project for someone new to the whole lace game.

Ok. On to the pretty.

Before it was blocked:
Shetland Triangle Shawl

Blocking it (same exact way I blocked Adamas):
Shetland Triangle Shawl
After it was blocked:
Shetland Triangle Shawl

And my personal fav.. the comparisons:

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So I may not have a clear event to wear this shawl to, but I’m thinking that the day that I wear something this pretty is an event in and of itself.
Shetland Triangle Shawl
Now to find something to wear with it….

23 comments:

  1. Wow Jeanne that is just gorgeous! I am totally impressed! Super job!

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  2. It turned out beautifully - nice work!

    Happy 4th!

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  3. Beautiful!!! I love every shawl I've seen knit from this pattern. Someday I'll give it a try too.

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  4. That is GORGEOUS! I'm jealous.

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  5. Ashley9:41 PM

    Beautiful! I love it...

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  6. OH Jeanne! So, So, pretty.

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  7. It's beautiful!! Fantastic job!

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  8. It is so fabulous. I loved all the comparison pictures too. It's so much fun to watch the magic of lace blocking. Great job.

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  9. WOW! That's so lovely!
    And your photography tells the story so well. :)
    Wear it proudly!

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  10. You are right...when you wear that shawl it will be an event unto itself! You did a great job - truly beautious!!!

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  11. marjorie12:31 PM

    That looks great. I wouldn't have thought to use Silky Wool for it, but your results are terrific. So far I've been a little reluctant to use a heavier weight yarn for shawls, but you're showing me that I'm wrong.

    I'm knitting that same pattern now (alternating it with a sweater), and I agree that it offers a modest challenge and is a very fine first shawl.

    And, when I'm done, I hope my photos are half as good as yours.

    marjorie/primetimeknitter.typepad.com

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  12. Gorgeous! Bravo!

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  13. Great job! Silky Wool seems like an excellent yarn for this pattern.

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  14. ooooooh! That's gorgeous, Jeanne!! My LYS has some silky wool in the clearance bin right now... $2 a skein. I can't go wrong with that for my first lace project, now can I??

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  15. Annie6:41 AM

    It's gorgeous! Love the color!

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  16. beautiful! It's so amazing to see how lace changes after blocking!

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  17. The shawl is beautiful! I never get enough of watching the blocking magic.

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  18. Wow - you did an amazing job with the lace! Beautiful pictures too.

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  19. This is the first lace project that has ever interested me EVER, your shawl is amazing!! Nice work, and I love that Silky Wool...

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  20. gorgeous, girlie! and i love love love the first pic w/ the roses.. such the photographer!

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  21. Wow!! your lace is always so beautiful!!!!

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  22. Great job!

    I knit my first shawl (a triangular one) just because I wanted to knit a shawl. I didn't think I'd ever wear it! Turns out, I wear it almost daily. In the winter, it's a nice scarf on warmer days. I keep it at work to wrap into when it gets cold.

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  23. so, so pretty! and i agree both about the high fun quotient of shetland triangle, and that anytime you wear it is an occasion. :)

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