InstructionsThis shawl is about 40cm wide and about 140cm long. It's mostly plain weave, with a band of leno at each end and strips of ribbon woven in for a different touch.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Romantic, Formal / Bridal, Retro / Vintage
A wool/silk blend yarn 4 x 50g balls, and a fluffy wool/angora yarn 3 x 50g balls, pearl beads, Ashford rigid heddle loom, ribbon
What was your inspiration?
I enjoyed making the teal shawl so much, I decided to make another as an engagement gift for my sister-in-law.
What are you most proud of?
My sister-in-law loved it and wore it at the wedding.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I love how the shawl turned out, but I was INSANE in my yarn choice and use. The wool/silk yarn I used was way too stretchy, and even as a total novice I should have guessed that fluffy yarn should never be used in the warp! I was constantly picking felted blobs out of my heddle! My yarn choice was dictated by my only available yarn shop's range, but it would have been better to only use the fluffy yarn in the weft and use a totally different, less stretchy yarn in the warp. At least I learned something from it, though!