Cherry Leaf Shoulder Shawl

Well I finally finished this shawl. It was made with 8/2 Tencel in black - after this one I don't think I can work with black for a while! My eyes feel crossed - as does my temper.

This pattern was from Victorian Lace Today - I used the Willow border from the same book on it. I randomly placed 6/0 beads in two different colors (black and black/silvery) throughout the Willow Border that was added on.

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crmartin's picture

That is just beautiful, very elegant. I'm currently working on my first shawl and hoping it turns out as well as yours.



TomH's picture

Very pretty. I've never knitted lace using black yarn. Maybe I'll take your hint and never attempt it. Keep up all your great knitting.

MMario's picture

You want GOOD light and contrasting needle colour when you're working with black lace. Believe me!

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

Aaronknits's picture

I can certainly attest to that!!!

This is very beautiful and I'm not suprised your eyes feel crossed. I gave up on black some years ago. I hope your wife appreciates your suffering!

Thor's picture

I have a life-long friend... a woman in her 80's... she is everyone's "Go To Girl" for knitting with black fiber. It doesn't bother her a bit... she is completely blind! She is also an accomplished keyboard player (organ & piano), typist and accordian player. I can't even fathom how she creates the beautiful knits that she does... but she loves to knit and is good at it.

Aaronknits's picture

Excellent job! But don't let black yarn discourage you too much. It makes lace look so elegant and is iften worth the effort.

RickMartin's picture

Yeah, I agree. I'm just ready for something say turquoise??


scubasinger's picture

Never have done black lace but I've done a few pairs of black socks. That's when I pull out the nickel-plated needles...much easier to see.

But it looks fantastic.

So much lace to little time....


Kerry's picture

What a beautiful shawl.

I agree with you about black, I'm knitting a pair of black socks for a friend and may never use the colour again.

I agree with y'all the shawl is an incredible work of art...for what it's worth, when I knit dark color yarns I cover my lap with a white towel or pillowcase to help me see thru the stitches