Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Damask Shawl

Another fabulous shawl to add to my wardrobe!

I finished my Damask Shawl over the weekend and even managed to get some time to block it.

I'll shout it from the rooftops any chance that I get- blocking is magic and works wonders on knitting. Especially for lace. It really is a must to get it to it's full potential. Essentially, blocking is soaking the knitted object in a wool wash or some kind- I prefer Eucalan, Squeezing the excess water out, and then stretching and pinning the object to shape and letting it dry. There are many ways to block, helpful tools such as wires for straight lines and mats for pinning but I just use the spare twin bed and cotton thread- pull it tight for straight lines and then lots of pins to get the shape I want. The shell-like edge of this shawl was what made me fall in love with it.

Pre-blocked and all scrunched up

Blocked to it's full potential

Already rocked it twice- once casual, and once for work

un-blocked lace resembles Ramen Noodles

Blocking lets the lace really shine
Pattern: Damask Shawl by Kitman Figueroa
Yarn: Rosalind by Ewe3
Color: Citrine
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  1. I now know like three things with knitting! Wohoo...moving right along! hehe

  2. That is a remarkable set of before-and-after pictures! Blocking is indeed incredible. I need to post about my Holden, although those blocking pictures are not as dramatic.


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