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Skywalker Shawl

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He was 12 lbs when I started the 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 Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Casual
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What materials did you use? Frog Tree Alpaca - fingering weight

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What are you most proud of? That I didn't quit. This took me FOREVER.... Not because it was a hard project, but because I would choose the wrong times to work on it, make mistakes, & then procrastinate about fixing them and getting back on track. It's clearly not something I should have started during summer vacation and with a new puppy (see my model - now 10 mos. old and 70 lbs.). That said, I'm so glad I stuck with it. Laura is a wonderful teacher and I learned so much as I navigated my way through this project. There were times I swore I would never knit lace again. Yet, I've moved on to Clarus with enthusiasm!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Two things worth noting. First, I struggled with choosing my yarn. Though I love the color, the yarn is actually quite scratchy against my skin (it felt ok when I tested it briefly, but...). I wish I'd listened to Laura's recommendation and used a special, more luxurious yarn. Second, the shawl is quite small. I'm wearing it as a scarf with my winter coat. I wish I'd added a few extra rows of Plasma.

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oh what a sweet model - s/he looks adorable in Shaywalker blue!

02/28/2013 Flag

aww thanks - he's a good boy!

03/01/2013 Flag

Awwwwwwwww so cute.

03/01/2013 Flag

SO adorable and very Classy!

08/14/2013 Flag

Thanks! As you can see, I was a little off on my gauge -- lol. It's all good when you're learning :)

08/16/2013 Flag