Mystic Light

Mystic Light Shawl

Started: 19th April 2008
Finished: 30th April 2008
Yarn: Wollmeise 100% superwash merino Sockenwolle in "Koralle im Meer" (light)
Needles: Addi Lace, 3.5 mm / 80 cm
Pattern: Mystic Light Shawl by Anna Dalvi (aka Knit & Knag)

Mystic Light Shawl [101:366, 10.05.2008]

Mystic Light Shawl

Mystic Light Shawl

So, at last I got around to taking some photos of my finished Mystic Light. I have to admit that the colourway takes a lot away from the pattern itself….but thank goodness for good photography, you can see the lace pattern well enough. :-p

I might knit this shawl again in a more solid colourway. I’ll see.

Comments

MMario's picture

The colourway both detracts and enhances the design. Look at wone way and you see the colours, look at it another and bits of the lace design pop at you. I think it's a very successful shawl.

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Elemmaciltur's picture

Thanks! What you said makes me feel a lot better about the shawl.

I agree with MMario, but you can't get away from the fact that it's a very beautiful shawl.

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thank you very much!

grandcarriage's picture

I love how you photographed it...Oh look, someone was flying a shawl and it got caught in a tree... I'm getting a Charlie Brown and the kite-eating tree feeling here, for some reason. None the less, Gorje (as in Gorgeous!)

Elemmaciltur's picture

Hahaha, I had to laugh when you talk about the flying. A friend of mine reckons that the colourway just reminds her of Superman...and so this is kind of a Superman Shawl.

Marshall's picture

WOW .. incredible.

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thanks!

Paul's picture

Absolutely stunning!

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thank you!

Asplund's picture

Breath-taking pictures! Was it fun to knit?

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Elemmaciltur's picture

Thanks! Yes, it was definitely fun to knit. I don't like it when there are too many repeats in the pattern, because I loose my interest really easily...so this kind of thing is really perfect.

Asplund's picture

Sounds like something for me!

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Elemmaciltur's picture

You should certainly give it a try!

AntBee's picture

I'm stunned that someone could do something this intricate and beautiful in only 11 days! This is absolutely wondrous, and I am very happy to have seen it.

MMario's picture

The eleven days bit blows my mind as well. I doubt if I could mangage that if it were the only thing I was doing.

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Elemmaciltur's picture

LOL, I surprised myself, too. But it was pretty much the only thing I was knitting. I started the shawl at the same time with beginning of the KAL but wasn't satisfied with it and frogged it. Then I had to wait for new yarns and then I was 3 clues behind from the KAL. That spurred me on to knit madly and catch up with them.

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thank you very much. I'm really flattered.

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog Very Nice JOb! It looks fantastic, I think I saw one flying by the other day lol!

Elemmaciltur's picture

Hahaha, another Superman shawl.

MichaelJames's picture

BEAUTIFUL! How in the world can anyone knit something so large in so short a time period? What size needles did you use?
I agree with everyone's comments about the colourways...but spectacular, nonetheless.
MichaelJames

MichaelJames

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thanks! I used 3.5 mm needles.

I agree with all of the above. Absolutely fantastic!

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thank you!

crmartin's picture

Gorgeous! You are amazing!

Randy

Randy

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thanks!

rjcb3's picture

Absolutely beautiful!

It reminds me of a butterfly with its wings spread so the world can take its beauty!

The pattern is really nice, I like the shape of the shawl, and I really can't take my eyes off of how you photographed it. You can see just a touch of the colours as well as the lace pattern, itself. Perfect composition.

)O(
Robert

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thank you very much!

teejtc's picture

You are absolutely... downright sickeningly incredible. Beautiful piece.. gorgeous photography!

Ausgeseichnet!

Grace and Peace,
`tim

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thank you! Although I'm not sure about the "sickening" part. :-p

Knipper's picture

What a great looking shawl. I agree with the comments - it does look as if it is flying around. You are quite the artist in the knitting community. And eleven days. Wow. Definitely be interested in how it would look in a one color variation.