FO: Leaf Lace Shawl

Blocking the Leaf Lace Shawl–my first big lace project–went very well. And when I removed the pins, my fear of having it all shrink up did not come to pass! The depth of the triangle is perfect, but I wish I could have gotten a few more inches in width. All in all though, I am pleased. Pleased enough to try to do a photo shoot with M behind the camera. We were dressed for our friends’ wedding and taking photos in our condo community’s new dry creek garden. Passers-by¬† gave us some strange looks.
Leaf Lace Shawl: back

Leaf Lace Shawl: in garden
I really like the shawl pin I bought:
Leaf Lace Shawl and dragonfly pin
The dragonfly is made of brushed aluminum wire, which makes it very light weight. I bought it at Nicholas and Felice on Etsy. All edges are smooth, so as not to damage the knitting. It really didn’t pull down on the fabric even though it’s about 3 inches long. It could also work as a hair pin if one had considerably more hair than I do!

And I did wear the shawl to the wedding! The setting was amazing: in front of a pond surrounded by towering redwoods and rhododendrons.
Leaf Lace Shawl at wedding
Stats:
Pattern: Leaf Lace Shawl by Evelyn Clark.
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk in Sunlit Glade. A little less than one skein.
Needles: US 6, Addi Lace.
Mods: none really, except I only knit 10 repeats, which brought the shawl to 55″ wide and 27″ deep.
Take home messages: The jury’s out on the whole triangular shawl shape. I may be a rectangle sort of girl. Knitting the triangle is fine, but I’m much more comfortable wearing a rectangle. But absolutely certain is that I LOVE (perhaps even LURVES) Sea Silk! It’s a dream to knit and amazingly beautiful (I have more in stash! Tee hee!).

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19 thoughts on “FO: Leaf Lace Shawl

  1. Oh – how appropriate is the color name and these photos! Beautiful shawl – you look great in green.

    (M, you did a great job on these photos!)

  2. Before you give up on triangles, try one that is shaped to fit a human (round) body. Margaret Halas’ shawls are great. I have a simple one called Sweet Thing on my site. Send me your email address and I’ll send it to you.

    jane@jpknits.com

  3. very very pretty! You looks great in it, and don’t mind those passers-by who never knit a thing in their lives! They just don’t get it!

  4. It looks lovely, and lovely on you – I always like trangle shawls worn slightly askew (point over one shoulder, or wrapped around like a kerchief), so try a few methods before giving up on them!

  5. Beautiful! You should be used to those funny looks by now. I don’t even bother hiding from the neighbours when I’m photographing socks in the garden now! :D

  6. How pretty! I have the pattern and some yarn, hopefully someday I will start the project.

    BTW, I’m glad I’m not the only one with short hair …

  7. Wow, you look great in your shawl! That pin is the perfect complement to the dress and shawl as well. Good choice! As for the shape, I can see that a rectangle might be more versatile, but the triangle has a nice light, airy look.

  8. The shawl came out beautifully and that shawl pin set it off perfectly. It didn’t pull it at all? Excellent.

    I’m more of a rectangle girl myself. The triangle shape just doesn’t work for me. Too bad I have umpty ump triangle shawls.

  9. Beautiful job on the shawl! I love the shawl pin, too :) It looks like a wonderful site for a wedding, and the perfect place to wear your pretty FO.

  10. i think i am going to buy that dragonfly pin also, Brenda. I really like the jewelry on that site.

    I DO have more hair and it will look great as a hair pin.

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