Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Baltic Sea stole - Complete!



Finally!! The Baltic Sea stole is fini! This project taught me a lesson about lace-weight yarn and that I can't turn out one of these shawls in a week or two! It took about 6 weeks to complete, but that was off-and-on knitting. There were days on end that I didn't touch it. As I mentioned in the WIP post, I used Rowan's Rowanspun 4 ply wool and used 8 of the 10 skeins I purchased, so that was about 1300 yards of yarn. The finished size is 22 inches wide and 72 inches long. This pattern was fairly simple once I had it memorised, but it was the first time I needed to worry about shaping on the right and wrong sides. I'd make this shawl again, but I'd not use such dark yarn and I'd consider a sport weight yarn, but that would just be to make quicker.

5 comments:

Ada said...

Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Mari, I just found your blog and love it! You've made some absolutely stunning works of art. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous shawls and the tips for the yarns used and patterns! I'm now inspired to make the flower basket, and am thrilled to see how pretty it is with sily wool! Thanks, Maggie

Whimsical Knitting said...

Oh, Mari...it's gorgeous, as expected! Is this one yours, or is it donated, as well?
How was vacation?
becka

Mari said...

Thanks, Ada and Maggie! And thanks to you, too, Becka!! I forgot to mention that this shawl is being donated to a patient at the cancer centre. Someday, I'll make one for me!

Opal said...

Oh how lovely. It's so nice to see it made up. I've been wanting to do this shawl for awhile. This is just the right kick in the pants I need.