C'est un papillon!

Swallowtail Shawl, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Start: 15th September 2007
Finish: 17th October 2007
Yarn: Sheepaints MariSilk (70% silk, 30% seacell), "Elvegrass"
Needles: Addi Lace, 3.5 mm - 80 cm (US#4 - 32")
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark from Interweave Knits Fall 2006

The cocoon has hatched, and out came a beautiful Swallowtail.

I finished the shawl a couple of days ago, but couldn't get a good photo of it indoor...so I took the chance today and went out to do some outdoor shootings, unfortunately sans model.

With the exception of the p5tog for the nupps, I think that this is a good knit. It's interesting enough to keep the attention to it, not too hard to make and not too huge to make. It does take a while, but still, it's a lovely shawl to knit!

ETA: I'll probably give this to my mum for Christmas...coz I doubt I'll get the Icarus finished in time.

Swallowtail Shawl, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Swallowtail Shawl, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Swallowtail Shawl, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Okay, maybe I lied about the model....there was this busker in the Diana Pavilion when I was taking the photos of the shawl, so I asked her whether I could drape it over her and the cello to take the photo. She said yes....and kinda chuckled to herself. Must have been pretty funny that there's an Asian guy taking photos of a lace shawl. :-p

Have a great weekend!


steve_c's picture

That is stunning! Victor that is a really great piece of work!! I was only just looking up the Interweave website to see if I could get the Fall issue and it was sold out(!!!). I have some really great yarn in a deep red that I would love to make into a shawl and the swallowtail pattern looks too good to miss. How long did it take you to make it?

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thanks, Steve! Well, if I were only doing one project, then it'd probably take me a bit more than a week...but as it is that I have multiple projects going on all the time, plus spinning, I let the Swallowtail marinated for a while. I picked it up and finished it within a week because I'll soon be needing the needles for the Mystic Waters KAL. So, all in all, it took me a bit over a month to knit this shawl...

...now Icarus is another story. :-p

That is absolutely beautiful work! Your Mother will be very fortunate.

PS...nice photography job too!

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thank you! I'm really proud of the very first photo....one of the best I've ever made so far.

Asplund's picture

How beautiful - both the shawl and the photo! Asplund


Elemmaciltur's picture

Thank you! ;-)

BuduR's picture

Beautiful! I envy your mother, how lucky she is!

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Kerry's picture

Beautiful, beautiful shawl. Did you enjoy working with the Marisilk?

Frank's picture

Amazing work!

TomH's picture

Very beautiful. And your photos are marvelous. Great work.

ann g's picture

This is really amazing work Victor! Lovely colour and pattern too...