Sunday, March 18, 2007

Finished object!



So, here it is: My version of the Cap Shawl from Victorian Lace Today.

The facts: I started this on 12/30/06, finished and blocked on 3/16/07.
Final size -- 68 inches in diameter.
The yarn is Zephyr 50% Merino/50% Silk in Ebony.
Knitted on size 4 Knitpicks Options.
Started with 9 stitches. Ended with 954 on the final row before the edging.
I added rows to the pattern to compensate for the smaller needle size and thinner yarn.

Do I look anything like the model in the book? I'm thinking I'll stick to my knitting!

12 comments:

Shelly said...

Wow! It's breathtaking. Congratulations on sticking with it! You are truly an inspiration to me. I can only hope I'll one day knit something so beautiful.

You'll definitely want Alison's book "Wrapped in Comfort" when it's available!

http://theyarntart.blogspot.com

Sue said...

Your shawl is absolutely beautiful!

Joan said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! What a great job.

TexAnne said...

oh SO beautiful! And the shawl's not bad either. :-)

So when do we get pics of the Rona shawl? I'm still stuck on mine...inspire me!

Janet said...

Arlene,

Congratulations! It is magnificent, gorgeous, an heirloom.

AlisonH said...

Gorgeous, both of you! Congratulations and great work!

Miss Knotty said...

Wow. beeeyooouuutttiiiifffuuulll. That's all I can say. Zowie. Very, very nicely executed. It's a stunner. :)

Miss Knotty

Karin said...

Arlene!!!! That shawl is gorgeous, and so are you. So there! PLEASE wear that shawl a lot, with pride, and tell everyone YOU made it.
PS: It'll be a long time before I dare to put my face on my blog...

Kim said...

This is just beautiful! You did such a wonderful job with it!

Robin said...

Arlene, the shawl is gorgeous and yes, you can be the model for it! My mouth hung open when I saw it. Congratulations!

Robin of Yorktown Heights, NY

Devonshire said...

That is by far one of the most gorgeous shawls that I have ever seen. What a beautiful job you did. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

LUL said...

Beautiful!! I just started mine!