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Frost Diamonds Shawl

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Holiday, Casual, Funky
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What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Frost Diamonds

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What materials did you use? 630 yards (576 m) worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) yarn weight. Needle size was US 10 - 6.0 mm.

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What are you most proud of? In this shawl, I use principles of sweater design to create a beautiful accessory that really is fitted! The placement of the three increase points creates shoulders in the shawl. This means that it won??t fall off! There is fullness at the back, fullness at the front, and a perfect slope to the shoulder. While the main lace chart does have a lot of rows, most of them are simple variants of one another which keeps this elaborate???looking lace well within the piquant knitting skill zone.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This shawl could be knit beautifully in lace weight, sock weight, DK weight, or any yarn weight (using appropriate needles.) The smaller the yarn and needles you choose, the smaller the dimensions of your shawl will be. If you decide to use very tiny yarn and needles, you may wish to work an extra repeat of one or more of the lace charts. OR, you may enjoy wearing the smaller project as a shawlette or neck scarf.

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I loved your knitting class i am going to try this pattern and the tshirt pattern i think i am hooked I also seen your book on amazon does it have patterns and is it as easy as your buttonhole scarf to follow as i sometimes get lost so excited i could carry on forever better sign off

05/24/2011 Flag

Hi Petey! I am so glad to hear that you liked the class! The projects in the books are larger garments, but many are pretty easy, especially in Fitted Knits. I do design most of my garments in the round, so you might need to practice that a bit before diving in. :)

05/25/2011 Flag

THat shawl looks really nice.

05/27/2011 Flag

Love this shawl

05/27/2011 Flag

Amazing work Stephanie!

05/27/2011 Flag

i've been eyeing this shawl for ages, think i'd better get cracking and just make it! I love the colours and way that it drapes!

12/03/2012 Flag