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Blocking magic!

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Blue Angel Shawl taught by Stefanie Japel

This is what I call a “Faroese-ish” shawl. It has the traditional lace panel down the center back, which allows you to block the shawl so that the shoulders are “shaped” (see schematic) without ...

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Traditional, Romantic
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What materials did you use? Provided by Craftsy

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What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of not giving up on the tricky lace border/center lace panel transition. I had to frog it, but it was worth the nice result.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? As per the instructions section above, don't use stitch markers on the border section. They only confused me- and I have been knitting for many years. Trust the pattern.

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so beautiful! hope mine turns out as nice :)

07/10/2013 Flag

I'm sure it will. Blocking really makes the beauty shine through. Good luck!

07/12/2013 Flag

GREAT use of blocking wires! Might be a pain to get them going (as well as the cost) but really worth it. If you're into shawls, it's the best way to go.

07/12/2013 Flag

Thanks, Ann. I agree it's a pain to get those wires inserted properly, but well worth it. I have had my wires for years and use them for everything!

07/13/2013 Flag

Hi I agree dumped the markers and am on my way again...but the going is real slow I'm getting there...Anne

07/15/2013 Flag

Looks really great. I never put the markers in either, you can clearly see what they are supposed to be marking.

07/17/2013 Flag