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.
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.
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.
oooohhh….. it is coming along beautifully! I love how the beads sparkle in the light – you can see them in the top picture.
Anna – it is looking beautiful and what an accomplishment