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.


Vera 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!