Saturday, June 14, 2008

Queen Anne's Lace Shawl - finished!

Oh, what the heck, I thought I'll wait till Monday, but I'm so excited, I want to show the shawl now. :o) (in this picture the colores are the most true to the yarn)





(mid day sun is not the best to take pictures)


(the spiralling is what I especially like about this shawl)


(blocking on the floor on the backside of an old Quilt I made)


pattern: Queen Anne's Lace shawl by MMario Leo a Pola de Finale Emelia


yarn: Evilla Artyarn 8/2 color # A8 from Maud's Garn, used 327g = 1430yds


needle: 4mm, I started with 5 DP, than 16", 24", 32" and 40" circulars. At the end it was very crowded on the needle.


size after blocking: 61inches in diameter


start-finish: May 18 - June 12: In the beginning I wished this project would never end. About 20 rows to the finish I feared my wish would come true.


I used blocking wires, and I wanted it to be round, with no points sticking out. As MMario on the yahoo group said, he's seen it blocked four different ways:


1. round

2. pointy diamond

3. pointy fan

4. pointy diamond and fan



You know how it is, you see something, and it speaks to you, or it doesn't. I saw this shawl of Chawne, and all her other pictures of the shawl, and knew I wanted to make one myself.


I like the yarn I used, but I think this shawl would benefit from a solid colored yarn. Everytime I picked up the shawl to knit on it, I got a nose full of sheep smell, and I liked that too. The yarn is made in Estonia, there was a lot of vegetable matter, but I did not care about that. The color made up for it. I LOVE it.


The pattern is written out, and in chart form. There are no errors in it. I loved knitting it from the very first moment. Oh, BTW, the beginning was tricky, fiddling with the DP needles, when you have only 2 sts on each. I made the crochet beginning instead, which was a little easier.

50 comments:

Tracy said...

Positively breathtaking!!!

runswithneedles said...

Oh, Monika, it's simply breathtaking!

I really like the multicolored yarn. I think it adds an interesting element to the pattern.

myboringblog said...

That looks really great! The colors look so bold, but they don't appear to distract from the design at all. I saved the pattern because yours is so inspiring!

Carrie K said...

Wow, that is just beautiful. I love the spiraling too and the different colors really set that off.

A solid color would look good too because, really, with that pattern, what wouldn't?

--Deb said...

Oh, wow, that's gorgeous! Love the colors--it's such a tricky thing with lace, but that multi-color option definitely work. Just, beautiful!

Mariella said...

What a beautiful work of art! No wonder you could hardly wait to share it with us - it is truly beautiful.

Debi said...

It's easy to see why you couldn't wait Monika, it's GLORIOUS!!

Well done, as always!

Micky said...

OMG, it's absolutely beautiful.
I just can't take my eyes off of it.
Awesome job.

Heike said...

Ist das schööön!! Mir fehlen einfach die Worte.
Monika - Dir ist wieder ein Traumteil gelungen.
...und diese Farben....

begeisterte Grüße von Heike

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful one!! You can be proud!!! Have an nice sunday

Mirjam (netherlands)

Juli said...

Ich bin sprachlos und beeindruckt....

Monika, das ist ja irre, was Du in so kurzer Zeit zustande gebracht hast! Deine Geduld und Ausdauer möchte ich haben!

Gestern hatte ich schon einen Kommentar geschrieben, der ist mal wieder im Nirwana verschwunden....
Ich habe nämlich Deinen Mornig Surf Scarf in der Spin off gesehen. Wunderschön! Kaum zu glauben, dass Du erst seit gut einem Jahr spinnst? Meine Wolle sah zu diesem Zeitpunkt bei weitem noch nicht so gut aus!
Den MSS werde ich mir merken und bestimmt bald stricken.

Liebe Grüße, Juli

Ach ja, ein Foto mit den Ringen habe ich zu Deinem Kommentar zu Sindelfingen "kommentiert".

Kris said...

It is beautiful and I love the colors.

beth02116 said...

STUNNING! i love the pattern and the colors. Beautifully blocked as well. great job!!

Margene said...

Breathtaking! That is an accomplishment...a beautiful accomplishment!

Shannan said...

Your shawl is beautiful!

Emily said...

Absolutely beautiful!

hakucho said...

A fantastic work of art...I can see why you couldn't wait to show it off!!

peaknits said...

It is stunning!!

Birgit said...

Unglaublich (und) schön!!!

Liebe Grüße

Birgit

Lankakomero said...

It's lovely!

Marianne said...

Your Queen Anne's Lace shawl is stunningly beautiful. hands down. took my breath aWAY! Love the colours!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I saw it and it took my breath away! Congratulations on a stunning piece of wearable art.

I'm sure it would look lovely in a solid too, but I adore the colors you used, what can I say, I wouldn't change a thing.

So glad I got to see this before I left :)

Michelle said...

Wow, what an accomplishment! It's so gorgeous!

shannon said...

stunning, simply stunning.

knittink said...

Wunderschön!
In der Gruppe habe ich mich auch angemeldet. - Genau wegen dieses Tuches. Nur die Zeit fehlt ...
Die Farben sind herrlich. - Rundum ein Traumstück, dass du da genadelt hast.
LG
Andrea

Fransenkatze said...

Herzlichen Grlückwunsch - ich bewundere Deine Ausdauer - es hat sich wirklich gelohnt.Duch die Färbung kommt das Muster noch besser zur Geltung.
Allerdings vermisse ich ein Bild/Video von Dir beim Spannen des Teils. Das wäre sicher recht unterhaltsam für uns =&%$$!!
Grüßle Sabine

Yarn Devil said...

Beautiful Shawl! Love the colours and the pattern!!!

Rina said...

Wunderbar, welch traumhaftes Kunstwerk du wieder vollbracht hast !!

DAWN said...

Oh it is just so grand! I love it. How do you block so perfectly. My mind wants to explode when it comes to that part of a project!

picperfic said...

oh Monika, it is so very beautiful, no wonder you wanted to show us! Clever you!

Arlene said...

wonderwonderwonderful!!! The Pattern, the colors, everything! *umfall* ;)

allbuttonedup said...

It turned out so well! I love it! The colors... the spirals... great!

Mo said...

It is absolutely gorgeous! The lace pattern is so beautifully knit. You've done an amazing job!
Well Done!!!

Susanne said...

Liebe Monika,
das ist der helle Wahnsinn, was für ein Meisterstück!! Ich bin völlig sprachlos...
Ich mach's heut kurz, muss viel arbeiten. Brauchst nicht bei mir zu gucken, ich hab noch nichts neues eingestellt;-)).
Liebe Grüße
Susanne

La Cabeza Grande said...

Simply amazing, Monika! Well done!

lexa said...

That is simply gorgeous! It would take me forever to knit something like that. :)

colorlessblue said...

As I said on the email, I don't think this shawl looks better in solid color at all! I mean, both ways are equally good to me. Round shawls are one of the best ways to use self-striping yarn, and the colours on yours especially go extremely well together!
I commented on Mmario's group, and now that I came to see the blog I see the Vertigo Scarf that I loved on Ravelry! *giggles*

Tara said...

Wow, that is incredibly beautiful. And that yarn, oh my! Off to gawk at their website now!

Hannahknits said...

I have just one word for it: Wauw! (Dutch for wow).
Lovely, really beautiful.(Oke, that is two more words)

Angelika said...

I guess my comment didn't make it in last time. Your shawl is great, literally and I like the way the colors make it looke like it's rippling.

Beverly said...

It's lovely and the colors go so well together. Isn't it great to knit a pattern these days without any errors!!

Lynn One, Purl Two said...

oh monika- i absolutely adore it. beautiful!
congratulations on finishing such a wonderful shawl!

Elemmaciltur said...

OMG! That's absolutely gorgeous!

Dandy said...

WOW!!

Irene said...

Monika, I am flabbergasted! What exquisite beauty!!! I am in danger of being electrocuted by my salivating into the keyboard!!! You really are a master woolie of the finest grade!!!

Life's a Stitch said...

Fantastic! And such wonderful pictures.

Violiknit said...

I'm speechless! Too beautiful for words!!!

Gloria Patre said...

STUNNING!!! It was worth every minute!!! It's my ideal dream shawl!! I'd love to make one (ya, me!) but I'm not joining another Yahoo group just to get the pattern. I think I'll stick to my beginner-level projects for now!! LOL!! I am in awe!

T-Mom said...

Wow. I like the last picture,w here you can really see the pattern. It's gorgeous!

Robin said...

Just beautiful!! Love the spiral design.