Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Fir Cone Pattern Lace Shawl

For the past couple of weeks, I've watched while a skein of rather beautiful fine wool was transformed into an even more beautiful shawl.

On occasions I had to do some maths to estimate if the amount of fibre left was enough to complete the shawl - it was ... by 5 grammes. But mostly, all I had to do was watch Linda skillfully knit together this rather fine garment.

I didn't know that when you knit lace the finished article looks like a wrinkled dishcloth. The final stage is called blocking and pulls the fabric into the required size and shape.

And here it is.

Nice, isn't it?

Read more on Linda's blogs; here and here.