"Victorian Lace Today" shawl

Well, I have finished yet another shawl for church. This one is the three cornered shawl in Clover pattern. It took a good 3 months to complete, but it wasn't difficult to knit. I did get a little scared that I would run out of the yarn before I got to the end. I thought I would have to rip out the top leaf border and try something using less yarn, or if I really had to, rip out all of it and start over with smaller needles. Thankfully, I didn't need to do any of that. I wanted to enter it into the Maryland State Fair but was a week too late. Oh, well. I probably will have a nice one finished in time for next year.
Now I can start on the Queen Anne Lace in the same kind of yarn, but in dark green.

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TomH's picture

Exceptional. Lovely work!

Kerry's picture

Beautiful shawl. Which one was in VLT and what yarn did you use?

Aaronknits's picture

That's just beautifu! Victorian Lace Today is just loaded with fantastic patterns! Some of them scare me, some intrigue me. I can't wait to start something from it. Must finish up a few other things first!!!

ronhuber's picture

Truly, a lovely shawl. Congratulations.

That is really beautiful.

crmartin's picture

Gorgeous shawl!



JesterTwin's picture

The shawl is on pp 136 through 139 of VLT. I used Skacel brand Merino lace, 100% fine merino wool, skein of 1375 yds. I have a tiny ball of yarn left.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Absolutely beautiful shawl, James. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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

RickMartin's picture

Great job! I've found that almost every pattern I have done in VLT is off in its estimate of yardage. So my recommendation - if doing one from that book have extra!


Aaronknits's picture

Good to know! Thanks!

MMario's picture

Another beautiful pattern beautifully knit. You seem to whip them out so quickly!

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Very beautiful work!

sonics's picture


I can only dream of the day i can knit like that.

Patterns confuse still. I keep trying though.