Wedding Shawl Photos

Here are some photos of the wedding shawl.  It’s about a third finished — there are still about 40 rows of body length that need to be knit,  and a border that will be picked up and knit after the body is finished.

Here is an over view of the body so far — you can see the provisional cast on at the top of the shawl. It’s pretty bunched up, even on a 40″ circular.

Wedding Shawl WHole

And here is a detail shot of one of the scallops stretched out a little bit. After blocking, the lower edge of the shawl should have a nice curvy drape to it.

Scallop detail

This is the Lady’s Circular Cape in Shell Pattern, from Victorian Lace Today, by Jane Sowerby.

I am knitting it on a US6/4mm circular — I started out on a 24″, and moved to a 40″ as the width of the shawl increased. The yarn is KnitPicks Gloss Lace, in the dye your own Bare line. 70% merino, 30% silk, 440 yards to a 50 gram skein. I’m not sure they still make it in the laceweight, though they do seem to have the wool/silk fingering weight yarn. I overbought by about 800 yards, so even if it is discontinued, I should be okay.

The beads are 3mm cream  Swarovski Crystal Pearls. – I’m estimating I’ll use between 800-1000 of them on the shawl.  It depends how I decide to bead the edging.

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