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Skywalker shawl

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Knit This: Mastering Lace Shawls taught by Laura Nelkin

Learn to knit two beautiful lace shawls with Laura Nelkin as she sends you on a lace journey that is out of this world!

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Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Traditional, Romantic
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What materials did you use? Spud and Chloe Fine Sock yarn, color 7805, Superwash 80% wool +20% silk

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What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of the perseverance I learned working through this project. It was the first lace project I ever undertook and although it was not without its challenges, I learned so much. I'm looking forward to making the next shawl in Laura Nelkin's online class.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The shawl was a bit smaller than I wanted so I added several pattern repeats as Laura suggests in the instructions in order to increase the finished size. The shawl also looks very attractive worn with the opening pinned closed on the right or left shoulder using a decorative pin. Don't be put off by the chart instructions. I found the chart so much easier to follow than the written instructions especially considering the fact that it was the first time I'd used a chart. Persevere! Don't let frustration win! The final rewards are worth all the time you spend making this project!

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Wow! Thanks for the good advice! I love the turquoise color! Beautiful!

04/24/2012 Flag

Thanks!

04/19/2013 Flag

Beautiful!

04/29/2012 Flag

Thanks!

04/19/2013 Flag

Thanks! This project has given me so much confidence to take on more difficult knitting.

04/29/2012 Flag

Wonderful!

04/19/2013 Flag

Francophile I made a similar colour, and yesterday I was in a museum and I was ask if I made my shawl i have never ever had a compliment like that in my whole life and i am 64, so wear it with pride, your shawl will be admired by many its beautiful

04/10/2013 Flag

I've had many compliments, too! Very good feeling!

04/19/2013 Flag

and i do love the view behind you, may i ask where it is

04/10/2013 Flag

Thanks. Central coast of California.

04/19/2013 Flag

Central coast of Calif. amazing area!

04/19/2013 Flag