As always unblocked lace looks awful –
It is amazing what a difference a good soak and a bit of blocking makes
the shawl is slightly larger than it should be because apparently I can’t count.
When I got to the edging it was very quickly apparent that I was going to need more than the 11 repeats required to get to the short row center point ( it actually took 14). After much head scratching and a quick consultation with the designer it was agreed that I had actually done one too many repeats of Chart 1. this was not a problem as I had plenty of yarn so I just ploughed on to the finish.
It did mean however that my usual blocking board ( a rug in my lounge) wasn’t wide enough so I had to move to plan B and use the king sized patchwork quilt that we sometimes use on the beach instead.
Here’s the glamour shot
Mim’s Mountain Peaks Shawl available Here.
Knitted in Knit Picks Shimmer Laceweight, colourway Maple leaf on 3.75mm Bamboo Straights approximately 1 and a half balls.
Final dimensions: 78" across and 38" from neck to tip
I love the finished article. the colours seem just right – it makes me think of Autumn leaves and the sunlight through dappled forests.
The pattern wasn’t the easiest I have tackled (some of it is proper lace people, no rest rows!), but the written directions are very, very good. Mim not only designs beautiful patterns but she writes them clearly with excellent charts – It’s not her fault I can’t count to 5!
Here’s one last shot – I think she deserves her close up don’t you?