Sunday, February 26, 2006

Shawl Knitting TRIathlon - COMPLETE!



Sweet fini! It's done...this is the Cathedral Window shawl from St. Seraphina Knits. The yarn is Jaeger Merino Aran in indigo, which shows every piece of lint within 50 miles! I wasn't sure I'd get this done before the closing ceremonies, but I managed to get in a full day of knitting on Saturday, so it's all finished. I call this event the "500 Gram Rectangular Shawl" race, since it took all 500 grams of yarn to finish. As I mention in the post below, I used a size 8 Addi Turbo 32" circular needle and it came out just right. The finished shawl measures 24" by 76". This is the second time I've made this shawl and I do like it quite a bit. Like the first one, I modified the pattern to be knit in two identical halves (grafted together with 3 needle bind off) instead of following the pattern instructions that reverse the pattern. I didn't like the look of the "reverse" windows, so I did it my way! Either way, it's gorgeous and works up very quickly. I started this one on 2/18 and finished on 2/26.

Like all the other shawls, this one will be donated to the local cancer centre. The two other shawls I did during the Olympics have already been delivered.

On to the next! Oh, and if someone mentions "Knitting Olympics" in 2008, SLAP ME!!

4 comments:

me said...

YOU ARE INCREDIBLE, WOMAN!!!! WTG AND CONGRATS!!!!

Joy said...

This is such a pretty pattern!

Joy

Mari said...

Thanks, Becka!! You're TOO SWEET!

Joy, this is a terrific pattern. I did prefer my method of working the second "half" of the wrap, primarily because it's easier to manage half a wrap instead of a very long one! I've been so pleased with all of the St. Seraphina Knits patterns. My next project will also be a St. Seraphina pattern. Very simple and great results!

Pam said...

I am completely in awe! What beautiful shawls, so many of them, and that you do it for cancer patients is just wonderful.

(Found you through Knitter's Review)