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Laera Shawl

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Laera Shawl taught by Grace Akhrem

Let's break the mold of the repetitive triangle shawl -- been there, done that! How about a brand new shape with a totally new construction?

The Laera shawl explores a new shape and an ...

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Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Romantic, Formal / Bridal
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What are you most proud of? The finished shawl looks lovely. I always love a finished work of art.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Understand before casting on that this project will take some time. Have patience and worry more about how beautiful it will look in the end than how long it will take. Not only will your shawl have beautiful, perfect stitches, but you will rip out less often and not have to repeat portions if you take your time. The short rows make for good TV knitting, but you'll want to get the lace pattern memorized before reducing your focus while knitting. If you are new to lace or if you may tend to set this project down and pick it back up a lot, then I would recommend using a lifeline, as the rows in the lace section are rather long.

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My goodness your fast! Beautiful! I wasn't sure I liked the pattern until I saw your pictures...you showcased it well...nice work!

02/19/2013 Flag

Wow - thanks! The garter stitch with all the short rows seemed like it was taking forever, but I really like the shawl. Especially as soon as I blocked it, it just bloomed and looks so lovely!

03/10/2013 Flag

Very beautiful!

02/21/2013 Flag

Gorgeous! I love that you photographed it outside in the snow!

03/03/2013 Flag

Thanks! It was a very cold and very blustery day. It wasn't terribly pleasant to be outside taking pictures, but the wind did get me a few great shots. I'm really happy with the way they turned out.

03/08/2013 Flag

I too am knitting this shawl from Maine! Yours turned out beautifully. It is nice to see one finished that has a stretch of grey like mine.

03/08/2013 Flag

Always nice to meet a fellow Maine-iac! I really like the grey, though I do see that not all the other projects have it. In hindsight, there was enough yarn to plan the starting and ending colors as there was well over one color repeat in the ball and I had plenty left over, but I'm not sure I would have done mine differently.

03/10/2013 Flag