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 Knitty.com.
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Comments

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.

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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.

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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 wept...it 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!