The Aeolian Shawl by Elizabeth Freeman

I finally got my camera back, so I was able to take some better shots of the Aeolian Shawl I knit. I used a merino lace weight from Knit Picks called Shadow in the Oregon Coast colorway. I knit it with a size US 5 (3.75mm) addi lace circular needle and used 3mm round, ivory pearlized beads. I used 7 stitch nupps (as opposed to 9) in order to conserve yarn. I literally had 4 inches of yarn left over after the bind off! I knit the shawlette size as written using 440yds/50 grams. This was one of the best written patterns I've ever knit from and was a fairly quick knit. It's available, free, from
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ronhuber's picture

That is a beautiful piece of work. And you did a wonderful job blocking it. I imagine it is a gift and what a lucky soul that receives it. Thanks for the stats and also for recommending it. It is truly art.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks so much Ron! It is a gift for my wonderful neighbor. She often looks in on Suki when I'm tied up at the hospital. This shawl is a joy to knit, but I have to admit that the blocking is a bit of a bugger!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very lovely knitting, Mill. And a wonderful thank you to your neighbor. Thanks for sharing. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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

Kerry's picture

You've done a beautiful job on this shawl, it's one to be very proud of.

superi's picture

Wow! It is gorgeous. You did an excellent job.


MitchPR08's picture

Gorgeous!!! Well done blocking and knitting!!!

Tom Hart's picture

Beautiful, Mill. Really well done. I suspect your neighbor will be stunned and amazed by it. It's gorgeous.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Tom! I just gave it to her tonight and she was truly one of the nicest reactions I've ever received from a recipient of my knitting (not because she wept, but because of the sheer joy on her face). She's also a knitter and really aided me in getting through Mario's QAL--my first lace project. She is so precious to both Suki and me.

smalltownknitguy's picture

Two words: gor geous

beenieg80's picture

This is simply exquisite! Love it, well done!

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks so much guys! It's my new favorite triangular shawl pattern. I love the border Ms. Freeman designed!