Woodlands Shawl

RickMartin's picture

I just completed this Woodland's Shawl. A very easy lace and quick knit.

I used approx 620 yards of 50/50 wool silk Sage colored Zephyr (the yarn was doubled) on a size US 6 needle.

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steve kadel's picture

very nice. love the softness of the color

we won't just get a cat, nubby nu nu, will manifest a kitten from our love...and lint from our hemp socks

we put birds on things

Thinman's picture

Beautiful work as always! Nice presentation too.

Tom Hart's picture

Another stunner. It's just beautiful. I'm getting curiouser and curiouser about lace. I'm thinking about possibly doing some curtains one day. With linen yarn, I'd imagine. I'm guessing that there's lots of lace instruction on YouTube. Is that how you learned?

RickMartin's picture

I learned doing Debbie Macomber's "Alix's Prayer Shawl." I knew how to do yarn overs and knit two togethers. The rest was learning to read a chart and somehow that seemed very intuitive to me. And the rest...well going on sites like this and asking questions!

Knittinghelp.com has a lot of videos that show the various techniques too.
Rick

Rick

MMario's picture

Rick has a talent for lace.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I definitely second that comment. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

WillyG's picture

As always, beautiful work.

My other reaction... wait- where'd that harp come from? Do you play?

Love it, love it, love it and the colour is gorgeous.

potterdc's picture

Really beautiful. Mostly though, I love the fact that there are people who can lump the words "easy," "lace," and "quick" in the same sentence! I don't think I'll ever be putting those together!

Way to go!
Jonathan in DC

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RickMartin's picture

Hi Jonathan,

You know it's really much easier to make a lace shawl than it looks. Just randomly throw in a few knit two togethers and some yarn overs and suddenly it's lace!

I cannot make two sleeves the same length, a neck hole that is big enough for a head without sliding down off the shoulders, two socks the same size, or a body of a sweater that is small enough for just one torso. But yet, "easy," "lace," and "quick" go together perfectly for me.

I guess to each his (or her) own!
Rick

Rick

WillyG's picture

An easy bloke stopped in for a quick one, and when he bent over to lace his shoe the stranger in the booth cast a furtive glance.

Gregory Patrick's picture

THAT is freakin' beautiful. VERY beautiful. So, no delays, throw it up on etsy and sell it....(Or artfire.com, or bigcartel.) But, its an artistically wonderful piece and should not go unnoticed...or unfetched. CHEERS!

Buck Strong's picture

It's beautiful! I really like the colour. Is it a gift for you or someone else?

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To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
www.canzonestandardpoodles.com

RickMartin's picture

It's a gift for a woman who has been bringing me soup! Somehow I've lost the ability to swallow so she's been bringing me soup. The lack of swallowing is caused by central nervous system neuropathy which has been developed from complications of being a Type 1 diabetic for over 45 years.

I figure she's giving me sustenance - the least I can do is give her warmth!
Rick

Rick

Kerry's picture

A beautiful shawl Rick, your friend will love it.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Another lovely bit of knitting. Hope the neuropathy eases up so you can swallow better. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.