Thursday, October 29, 2009

Heartland Lace




It's done, actually it's been done for a couple of weeks but we had alot of rain and I couldn't get any decent photos, I did 5 repeats of the main pattern...and size wise I thought it was huge, but actually it's only 2 inches wider across the top than the one in the pattern (66 inches)
It's a really nice pattern to knit, especially if you like following written instructions....I worked without lifelines, but it was just one of those designs I could actually read!
It also goes to show it doesn't matter how thick and thin your handspun is when it comes to some lace patterns, as the yarn was far from perfect, as thin as lace in some places and like dk in others, but I did spin quite alot of this yarn while demonstrating at the Alpaca Festival back in April.



10 comments:

Marianne said...

My O'My, Little Sis, I just saw this over on Ravelry and it just caught my breath, so very beautiful, and I can just imagine how soft and warm it must feel. I'm so very proud of you and your brilliant lace knitting skilz! That should keep your shoulders and/or neck (if you use it scarf like) good and properly cozy!
YAY YOU!!!!!
XOXOX

Rosie said...

It looks stunning. And lace, without lifelines? Respect!

Emma said...

That is lovely shawl. Beautiful knitting and spinning.

dizzyspinner said...

Absolutely stunning - well done!

peri said...

Gorgeous!

Lah Lah said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Shani Phethean-Hubble said...

I am so impressed with this - really lovely pattern, expertly executed...

hugs Shani

Debbie said...

Great to see you at Lewes. Hope you did well (and I'll try to be taller next time ; ) )

The shawl is just beautiful! Awesome handspun : ))

KimK said...

Oh, Jo, it's so pretty! What a gorgeous color -- a gorgeous shawl! I also love your new banner. xo

Sheila said...

Just gorgeous. Did you spin the yarn? I love it.