Friday, March 28, 2014

Knitting: Another Baby Alpaca Shawl

The next shawl I knit was from the same baby alpaca sweater, but the second color - a heathered dark grey. I love it!

I managed to knit this one without dropping any stitches. :) It's really not as difficult as it looks (I finished it in five days), and I thoroughly enjoyed the process.

Here is a closer look at the middle section of the shawl.

This is a better look at the real color of the yarn, as well as the edge details.

And in case you've never knit a lace shawl before, this is what it looks like when you're done knitting, but haven't blocked it yet. Yes, it looks like a puddle of knotted yarn. If you ever delve into lace knitting, don't have a heart attack at this point. It looks beautiful once it's blocked. Blocking is what opens up the lace, and it stays opened up unless/until it's washed again (when you have to repeat the blocking process).

You can take a peek at my detailed notes on my Ravelry project page.


Shoregirl said...

You've given me the "itch" to knit again, but unfortunately my shoulder problems don't agree! I still can't believe how fast you can "whip" things up -- you're amazing!

concretenprimroses said...

Wonderful way to photo it too.