Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ravellenic Games Shawl - FINISHED!


I have finished my shawl for the Ravellenic Games on Ravelry! WOOT WOOT!

The pattern was the Colonnade Shawl (Free pattern on Ravelry or Knitty).

The finished shawl weighed in at 202 grams, and I used Sun Valley Fibers MCN Worsted in Yowza and Stormy.  (Which is just about 440 yards of length.) This yarn was really wonderful to work with. I picked them up at the Shepard's Harvest Festival this Spring and it was a bit splurgy but I have zero regrets. The yarn is so soft and so wonderful. And I got no bleeding of dye when I soaked it. I admit - I held my breath and worried that the gray would leak into the yellow. But nothing happened! Wahoo!

The only changes to the pattern were that I did one repeat less of the yellow lacy portion as I would have run out of yarn. Also I blocked it out a bit more bat wing than the pictures of other shawls. I just liked the look.

I am always amazed what a soak and a block do for a shawl. I originally had a shawl that was 16" at the spine and 55" across. After soaking it and blocking it It was 25" at the spine and 55" across. Amazing. And the lace part really opened up.

Very pleased with my end product. Wonderful pattern. Very happy.

Now for a nap.....

8 comments:

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Ooooh I love it!

Knitting Nix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful and such striking colours :)

Susses spindehjørne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So Beautyful, well done :0)

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Inthesky Thank you! I wore it all over the house last night and felt like a proud peacock!

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@Knitting Nix Thank you! I really love yellow and gray together! I think it's the 80's child in me. :)

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@Susses spindehj�rne Thanks so much! :)

Hippywitch said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh that's lovely!! Well done you!

Lori xxx

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@HippywitchThanks so much! I am quite proud of it and am plotting making another one! :)

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