Maikell Shawl (sorta')

This was made with revisions from the Estonia Lace book (don't remember the exact name I borrowed it from the library). I made it with Zephyr 50/50 wool/silk on a US size 4 needle. Half of the nupps (bobbles) were replaced with size 6/0 beads. And that is my adorable wife posing!

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QueerJoe's picture

She looks stunning in must be thrilled at how well it turned out, and the color is just perfect for her.

HuskerChub's picture

My god man, you are brilliant! I've wanted to do something with Lily of the Valley lace for a looooong time but HATE bobbles. What a great idea, large beads to replace the bobbles and much prettier too. Thanks for the great idea.

Kerry's picture

The shawl looks great, I'm sure your wife is very pleased. Zephyr is a lovely yarn to work with and blocks nicely.

TheKnittingMill's picture

The shawl's beautiful Rick and kudos for the inventiveness of using the beads! You're wife's also lovely and the piece looks lovely on her.


“Now, let us all take a deep breath and
forge on into the future;
knitting at the ready.” -- E. Zimmerman

chipsir's picture

That shawl is beautiful, as it should be, because your wife is smashing to look at. Lucky man, you have a beautiful wife and a built in model for your work!!!!!!!!!!

Buzzboy's picture

What a beautiful shawl. You did yourself proud.


crmartin's picture

Gorgeous Shawl and model, you done good!



MMario's picture

Looking Good!

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Aaronknits's picture

Your wife is lovely, and very lucky!

I just bought Nancy Bush's "Knitted Lace Of Estonia". Nupps drive me batshit, but the patterns and the history are fascinating! It's a great book!