Wednesday, 16 March 2011

A Special Shawl

The reason that the March socks have not progressed much so far is because of this shawl.
The pattern is Laminaria by Elizabeth Freeman, and I think it is beautiful. I am using Malabrigo lace, in Natural, which is blissfully soft to the touch. I find myself absent-mindedly stroking the shawl while knitting it..

I'm following the pattern as for the shawl, so did 6 repeats of the star chart and am now on the 4th blossom repeat. 

Here's a closer view of the stars and blossoms in their unblocked state. I'm very happy with how they're coming out so far. 

I stretched the blossoms out on the carpet to simulate blocking, and they seem to look blossomy to me!
Depending on how big the shawl seems after the suggested 8 blossom repeats I might do one or two extra. I bought three skeins of Malabrigo and haven't even finished the first yet so I should certainly have enough yarn!


  1. It is going to be absolutely beautiful :-)

  2. Stunning! My March and April knitting has lost out to the shawl too :)