Monday, July 17, 2006


(cross-posted on the Icarus KAL)

I finished Sunday afternoon.

As I've said before, this was my first lace project. This was also the first time I've used blocking wires. I got a set at my LYS Y2Knit. I had heard people talking about how expensive blocking wires can be so I was a little apprehensive but they were only $25 for a complete set.

Susan, the owner, and I looked at my remaining yarn while I was there and she estimated that I wouldn't have enough to finish. She gave me another ball and told me to bring back what I didn't use. I ran out a little over half-way through the bind-off. I did a combination of the a spit and a russian join. It held during the blocking without any trouble so I think it will be fine.

I didn't have to stretch it to get to 72" wide and 36" down the center. It was plenty big. There are a few mistakes and twisted stitches but all-in-all I am very, very happy. Thank you, Miriam for creating this beautiful pattern and thanks to all the knitters in this KAL for all their advice and encouragement.

Icarus Shawl
Pattern by Miriam Felton
Published in Interweave Knits - Summer 2006
Yarn: JaggerSpun Zephyr 50% merino/50% silk, approx. 880 yds.
Started: May 21, 2006
Finished: July 16, 2006


margene said...

Breathtaking and inpsiring! What beautiful knitting.

katie said...

Hi! I saw your post on the Icarus KAL and just had to tell you what a beautiful shawl you've made! I've been thinking about this shawl for my first lace project, and I think you've convinced me. It's just beautiful.

kathy in juneau said...

Gorgeous. I've recently embarked on my first lace shawl project and yours is inspirational. What size needles did you use? The lace is just lovely!

kathy in juneau said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me the needle info.

Lolly said...

Oh my, it is absolutely stunning! Beautiful knitting, beautiful color - I am sure it looks smashing on you! :)

Emma said...

It's so beautiful. Fantastic!

Beverly said...

Beautiful knitting on the Icarus. This is the prettiest one I've seen thus far and I've been looking! It's amazing how different the pattern looks using differnt yarns!