Monday, September 24, 2007

Stage 2

Stage 1: The Chatelaine shawl body was completed Saturday night.
Stage 2: The edging commenced yesterday as a picked up border. Today I ripped it out and decided to do a knitted on edging. I've done this type of edging only once and that was about 4 years ago. I couldn't make sense of it Sunday, but once I made up my mind that it was a better choice it seemed to flow.

I'm using the Brand Iron Edging from Sharon Miller's Heirloom Knitting. I thought this book was an extravangance when originally purchased. I've consulted it time and time again for this project. It has been a great resource for shawl knitting and I highly recommend it. I purchased my copy from the lys during one of the sales.


This project hasn't been without its' share of trials and tribulations. I am pleased with the look thus far and hope that stage 3, blocking, will bring out the true beauty.

I won't say that I see many more shawl designs in my future, but I feel more prepared for the challenge of actually charting out a shawl and writing the pattern. Next time I'll try my hand at either a triangular or square design.

4 comments:

Vera H. said...

Your shawl is stunning!

Donna said...

Your shawl looks great. You are so right about that book, too. We bought it on sale from Amazon a few months ago. It's really good.

Calvin said...

You have done such a wonderful job on the shawl. The talent it took to knit it is amazing, but to come up with your own original pattern just blows my mind. I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Again, such FABULOUS work!!

Acornbud said...

Wow, what a project. It is beautiful!