Friday, May 23, 2008

Spiral Shawl Finished

Last night I finally finished the sewn bind off for the Spiral Shawl. I washed it, and finished pinning it into position around 1 am. It turned out a bit smaller than I expected, but you never can tell when a piece is all rumpled up like a sack on a circular needle. The fabric is airy and translucent, as I had hoped. In this photo it is draped over the railing of the front porch. When I backed up enough to get a shot of the whole thing you could barely see the haze of knitted fabric. This is a close up, with two layers of the shawl in the top portion.
This is the shawl immediatly after having the blocking pins removed. The lighting is very poor, but the tan rug does allow the pattern to show up well.
This shot is on the winter ravaged lawn. I wanted a full sun shot to give a sense of the colour. It does appear much darker than this in most light, but this shows the blue and lavender that really is in there.
I called my sister this morning, and she just happened to be on her way to the mall 2 miles away from my house. She lives an hour's drive from here, so I told her to stop by while she was in the area, and I gave her the shawl when she got here. Even though I had intended the shawl to be bigger she was very happy with the size.

16 comments:

Dave said...

Wow, totally gorgeous. I like that it's fine enough that you can see the pattern through both layers when it's folded -- well done!

Jenny said...

That looks beautiful. Very light and airy. Now I want to knit a spiral shawl...

spinquilt said...

Brian the shawl is gorgeous. Your sister is very lucky.
Karen

Lil Knitter said...

Omg...that shawl is absolutely beautiful! I know she loved it. You did an awesome job. No way I would have the patience for that.

Hugs!

gerry said...

that is absolutely gorgeous!

the color, the gauzy look of the fabric and the sawtooth edging....

i knew it would be beautiful, but it's even more beautiful than i had imagined!

Cat said...

OMG that is extremely gorgeous, absolutely stunning. Really hon it is just breathtaking.

Hugs!!!

Unraveling Sophia said...

Soooo incrdibly beautiful and it looks so perfect on your sister! I can't believe you finished it so quickly! Briley - the Superhero Supersonic Knitter!

Toni said...

It is magnificent. I think it is the perfect size.!!!

Anita O said...

Very nice. It is such an exquisite shawl, your sister should be proud to wear it. I think the size is fine, by the pic, and it's truly beautiful.

Lynne said...

The shawl is gorgeous!

Crystal said...

OMG, I never saw such a beautiful shawl. Very fine and delicate. Absolutely devine. What talent, I am so jealous. Love your work.

DEEDALOOS said...

nothing less than AMAZING!

KnitWithTammy said...

It turned out beautiful Brian, and looks to be just the right size. Good job! ;)

Joansie said...

The shawl is so beautiful. That didn't take you long to knit that beautiful piece.

Candace said...

What a beautiful light and airy piece. I love it!

This is the first time I've been here(my sister Crystal told me about you) and I've enjoyed looking around. I heart this place and will be back. :)

LDSVenus said...

Oh my gosh Brian, it turned out so beautifully!!!! Is that a lace weight?